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GENEALOGY 
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; & Mrs. Ralph B. Church 
5126 Werling Dr 

Fort Vayne, Ind 



TIDINGS 




Volume XXX January 6, 1972 # 14 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
Friday, January 7 
6:30 P.M. Wedding Rehearsal 
Saturday t January 8 
2:00 Dickey-Wilhelm Wedding 
Sunday, January 9 
9: 00 A , M . Church S chool 
9:00 A.M. Discipleship Class 
10:30 Morning Worship 
Sermon: "THE SECOND REPORT" 
5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Total Family 
Monday , January 10 
1:30 P. M. Prayer-study Group 
7:00 P. M. Pantry Committee 
7:30 P.M. Fellowship Guild 
{ Tuesday, January 11 



7:30 P. M. Stewardship Com. & Trustees 
Wednesday, January 12 



7:30 P.M. Nelson Group 
Thursday, January 13 



7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
7:30 P. M. Outreach & Christian Ed. 

Kepple Group still have fruit cakes a- 
vailable. 



4680.6' , 

NEW SUNDAY EVEhJING SERIES BEGINS: 

After a two week break with family 
and friends, our Sunday evening program 
with a graded group for all age levels re- 
sumes. 

The adults will do a Bible Study thru 
a presentation, total group discussion, 
and small group encounter based on the 
letter to the Philippians. This Book will 
be used to accentuate the theme, "THE 
JOYOUS LIFE" This is a participation 
Bible Study for the two hours - 5:00 to '/: 
7:00 on Sunday evening through January. 
The first two weeks of February will fo- 
cus on "IN THE BEGINNING" Based on 
Genesis 1,2,3, Dr. Harold Cline will be 
leading the adult study. 

CYF for high schoolers and CHI RHO 
for Junior Hi youth also meet from 5:00 
to 7:00 . These youth compose our Youth 
Choir for rehearsal during the last 30 
minutes eaclvweek. 

JUNIOR DISCIPLES is an active group 
for the fourth, fifth and sixth grades. 
They begin as the Children's Choir for 
rehearsal and then have their study - ac- 
tion - worship program. 

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR is design- 
ed for the younger children with a month 
ly rotating staff. 

PREPARE FOR SUNDAY'S SERMON . . 
Read and ponder Luke 5: 1-11. What 
does this story of Jesus and the fisherman 
say to us today? What is Jesus asking us 
to do? May the word take shape and form 
and life in us today! 

KEEP EYES OPEN 
Word has been received that the January 
23rd issue of the Christian will have some 
thing of interest for us. 



Officers Serving January 9 
ELDERS; William Caldwell and 

Hendricks Love 
DEACONS; 

Ronald Aker Thomas Frappier 

Dermis Ajwfrew |ohn F.Hechter 

T any Barnes T.eon Johns 

Marvin Crouse 

DEAC QNESSES ; Januar y 9^16^23 
l^fef-, Robert Ogles , Miss Debra Allen 



PERSONAL MENTION 
DEATH OF MEMBER; 

Mrs. Abbie Shockney died on 1/1/72 
and services were Tuesday at 1:30 in 
the church. Sympathy is extended to 
the daughter, Margaret Ellen Hunt, and 
to the son, Rev. James Shockney of 
Atlanta, Illinois, and families. 
IN HOSPITALS; 

St. Joseph: Mrs. Edna Campbell, a 
member, in room $709 
Parkview: Mrs. Ella Maxwell, a mem- 
ber, in room #421 * 
V.A,: Mr. Vernon Burns, father of Bel- 
va Burkett and Joan Penny, continuing 
in #931 

Lutheran: Mrs. Delia Scott, the mother 
of Mrs. Doris Richard continues in M- 
102 c Mrs. Emma White, the mother of 
Mrs, Alice Nulf, is in #671 
LaGrange County Hospital : Mr. Floyd 
Boschet had surgery l^ast Thursday and is 
in room 103-B. His address is: R.R. 1, 
Rome City, Indiana 46784, or the hos- 
pital. 

PANTRY COMMITTEE . . 

This committee will meet this Mon- 
day , January 10, at 7:00 P.M. Several 
members of the staff of the Welfare de= 
partment will be meeting with us. 



RESPONSE TO INVITATION 
Laura Lazzaro, the older daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Carl Lazzaro, 4701 South Way- 
ne Avenue, made her confession of 
faith and was baptized during Sunday 

xix\J£lxixi.^ WOjTSaaa^. ju2.u?a \3 jo. a i*t*i c*3J2.- j 

d%£ &£ Ila^ison IlilL Elementary School, \ 
a girl scout, and sings in both school 

and clrnieL shoirs. We se'siee in this ■ 
coAii.ij.j.jwtiii£ii.L oi iixe expressed by u^s/ura* J 

DECEMBER AVERAGES; 
Church Worship 322 

Church School : 143 

Church Budget Giving $ 1,902.22 

BUDGET SUMMARY FOR SIX MONTHS; 
Projected Budget needs $39, 875. 00 
Actual Giving - 6 Mo. 39,833.27 

Six months Deficit $ 41.73 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING FOR OTHERS: 
$775 was given for this special world 
outreach support ! Thanks to all who 
shared in this. 



CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 

Monthly Group Meetings 
The Fellowship Guild w ill meet with 
Miss Ethel Shroyer, 4821 Tacoma Ave. 
Monday, January 10 at 7:30 P.M. 
Program by Miss Mildred Hutchinson 
The Montgomery Group will meet with 
Mrs. Paul Yentes, 3301 Sandpoint Rd., 
Tuesday, January 11, at 8 P.M. Pro- 
gram by Mrs. Edwin Hallj Worship by 
Mrs. Robert Rayl. 

The Gamboe Group will meet Tuesday 
January 11, at 1:00 P.M. 

The Nelson Group will meet with Mrs. 
Robert Johnson, 350 Arcadia Ct. , Wed- 
nesday, January 12, at 8:00 P.M. 
Program by Mrs. Merle Grimm, 
Worship by Mrs. Helen Clymore 



SUMMARY REPORT OF OUR COMBINED CENTENNIAL AND INDIANA APPEAL 
Total Amount Committed over 3 years $ 64, 396.40 
Number of Commitments 136 

Cash paid to date ~. 12/31/71 12, 007. 65 

WE APPRECIATE THE OVER-AND -ABOVE COMMITMENTS RECEIVED FROM: 
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Aker, Mr. S Mrs. Dennis Andrew, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Bane*, 
Mr* £- Mrs. Larry Barnes, Mr. & Mrs. W. C . Birkho!d> Mr?. M. Bixenman, Mr. & 
Mrs Walter Bowen, £fe& Mrs. Bethel Breeden, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Brickley, Mr. & 
Mrs.. Vaughn Brickley^ Mr, & Mrs. George Bruckman, Mr. & Mrs.T.E.Bryar, 
Mrs. C.E.Buskirk, Mr .- £ Mrs. Wm, Caldwell s Mrs. Gretchen Chamberlain, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ralph Church, Mr. & Mrs. Rex Clifton, Dr. & Mrs. Harold Cline, Mrs. 
Irene Cline, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Clipp, Mrs. Helen Clymore, Andrew Cook, 
Mr. & Mrs. Romane Cole, Mrs. Wm. J. Conrad, Mrs. Maurice Cook, Marvin 
Crouse, Mr. & Mrs. Wm.Crouse, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Crowder. 

Mrs. Charles E.Dare, Mr. & Mrs. George Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Wm.DeVinney, 
Mrs. Chas. Dilts, M.W. Driver, Mrs. Charles Eckert, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. 
Edwards, Mrs. T.R.Eiler, Mr. & Mrs. Max Finkhousen, Miss Anita Fitch, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ronald Flickinger, Mr. & Mrs. W.E.Franklin, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 
Frappier, Mr. & Mrs. Earl fusselman, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Gerow, Wendell 
Glass, Mr. & Mrs. David Griggs, Mr. & Mrs. Merle Grimm, Mr. & Mrs. Omer 
Guingrich, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gumpp. 

Miss Mildred Hartman, Mr. & Mrs. James Heavin, Miss Pearl Heidecker, Mr. 
&Mrs. M.G. Heller, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hendricks, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence 
Hendrickson, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Hetrick, Mr. & Mrs. L. H.Higgins, Mr. & 
Mrs. James Hirschy, Mr. & Mrs. David Hogg, Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Horn, Mr. 
& Mrs. W.A.Houk, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hunt, Miss Mildred Hutchinson, Mrs. 
Frederick Jenkins, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson, Mrs. Kenneth Johnston, Mr. 
& Mrs. Leon Johns, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Keebortz, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Keller, 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kenline, Miss Linda King, Mr.& Mrs. Terry King, Mr. & 
Mrs. James Kirsch, Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Klepfer, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Koehlinger, 

Mrs. Carole Lee, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Lheman, Mr. & Mrs. Bert Leversee, Mr. 
& Mrs. Carl Linn, Mr. & Mrs. Hendricks Love, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Love, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles Ludwig, Mr. & Mrs. Qrie McDougle, Mrs. Laura Marks, Mr. & 
Mrs. Glenn Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Montgomery, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon M 
Moore, Mr. & Mrs. Don Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Morrical, Mr. August 
Mueller, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Nordblom, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ogles, Mr. & Mrs. 
John Olson, Miss Carole Overmyer, Mrs. Delores Overmyer, Mrs. C, D. Pal- 
mer, Mrs. Eunice Parker, Mrs. Dale Parkerson, Mr. & Mrs. Don Parlette, 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Petty, Mrs. Mary Piatt, Mr. & Mrs. Earl Plummer, Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald Pomeroy. 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rayl, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Rice, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Rice, 
Mr. & Mrs. Merle Rice, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Richard, Mrs.Alretia Richwine, 

(Continued on Page -4-) 



(From Page -3-^ 

Mr. GMrs. Rolland Ripple, Dr. G Mrs. James Ruble, Mr. S Mrs. Jack 
Sauerwein, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Schell, Mr. GMrs. Wm. Schilling, Miss 
EthetShroyer, Mr. G Mrs. Fred Smell, Arza Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Donald 
Smith, Mrs. Robert Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Snyder, Mr. & Mrs. Homer 
Stevenson, Mrs. E.C.Tatman, Mr. GMrs. Ben Taylor, Mrs. Elna Taylor, 
John K.Thompson, Mr, GMrs. Paul Truby, ¥x. GMrs. Robert Urich, Mr'. 
& Mrs. David Vesey, Mrs. Owen Vaught, Mr. & Mrs. Dempsey Weaver, 
Mr. GMrs. J.E.Weicker, Mrs. Lucile Welch, Mrsv Paul Whitton, Mr. & 
Mrs. Russell Wortley, Mrs. Thomas Wunderlich, Mr. & Mrs], Paul Yentes, 
Miss Ruth Yost, Delmas Young. 



NEW CHURCH SCHOOL CLASS 
A new class is being added to those 
already in existance in our Church 
School. The class is for young coup- 
les, the total of whose ages do not 
exceed 70. This will meet in the 
middle section of Fellowship Hall. 
Ruby (Mrs, Harold) Cline will be the 
teacher. The clc ;;« |^ at 9 a.m. this 
Sunday, January 9. The class will stu 
dy,"A LIFE FULL OF SURPRISES", by 
Lloyd Qgilvie as a beginning text. 
This book is a real guide to renewa]: 
in the life of "luke warm" Christians 
Interested couples are invited to 
come this Sunday morning ! 

YOUTH NOTES 
All of our Youth groups will meet at 
5: OCX this Sunday, as an integral part 
of the Sunday Evening Family Study 
Program. The Junior Disciples will 
have choir rehearsal at 5:00 -5:30, 
their meeting following. CYF will 
begin preparations for their Bible 
Study series. Each CYFer is asked to 
bring verses which he would suggest 
we consider in subsequent sessions. 
Chi Rho will analyze posed socio- 
statues. (You don't know what they 
are? Come and see!) These two : 
groups will have choir rehearsal from 
6:3ato 7:00. 

(Next Colunin) 



A small group of CYFers (officers 
plus two representatives) will go to 
a joint meeting with a similar group 
from North Christian and West Crei- 
ghton to make final plans for the 
Midwinter Youth Meet at Elkhart on 
January 22 & 23, This planning meet 
ing will be at the home of the North 
Christian sponsors this Sunday at 5. 
We will return for choir. 

PRAYER GROUPS 
All three Prayer-Study groups are re- 
suming meeting regularly after the 
holidays. The morning group has 
changed to Monday mornings from 
Wednesday and met this past Mon- 
day and will meet again January 17. 
The afternoon group will meet next 
Monday,. January 10, at 1:30, with 
Marilyn Rayl leading the study. The 
evening group will meet on Monday 
evening, January 17, at 7:30 P.M. 
at the home of Ron and Judy Aker, 
6226 Covington Rd. , with Judy Aker 
leading the study. This group also 
enjoyed a New Year's dinner toge- 
ther at the home of Bob and Natalie 
Urich. Any interested person is wel- 
come to any of these groups. 

JUNIOR DISCIPLES 
This group will begin to make props 
for the story of Moses, and cast char- 
acters. All members will have a part 
m these ventures. 



fr. & Mrs 



Ralph S. Church 
5126 Werling Dr. 
Fort Vayne, Ind. 46 



ni>INGS 




lurne XXX January IS, 1972 No. 15 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
aday, January 16 
)0 A.M. Church School 
X> A. M. Discipleship Class 
:30 A.M. Morning Worship 
anon: "FINDING HIS STRENGTH" 

Mark 2r 1-12 
>Q to 7:0aP.M. Total Family 
>nday» January 17 
00 A, M. Prayer^group " 
P.M. Evangelism 

sday, January 18 
P.-M. CWF General Meeting 
P. M. EWers Meeting 
dnesday, January 19 
P. M. Christian Unity Meeting 

hnpson United Methodist Church 

irsday, January 2Q- 

5 P, M. Christian Education 

P.M. Special Committee - Elders, 

hristian Education and Worship 
P. M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 



WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN 
UNITY 

The entire Fort Wayne Christian com- 
munity is cooperating in the planning 
and leading of five services observing 
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 

7; 30 P.M. Wednesday, January 19 

Simpson United Methodist Church 

2501 S. Harrison Street 

The St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox 
Choir will sing under the direction of 
Walter E. Boruh. The Sermon will be 
a dialogue between Greg Richie and 
Harold Cline moderated by Gerald Jones. 
Other pastors participating include Ell- 
wood K. Smith, Alec Langford, Ray- 
mond Belcher, Marvin Deerhake, and 
Father Nedelkoff . 
7:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 25 

St. Join* the Baptist Roman Catholic 

Church 

4500 S. Fairfield Ave. 
Our neighboring church sent a warm let- 
ter of invitation for this special obser- 
vance* 

Other Services include: 
7:30 P.M. Thursday, January 20 

North Highlands Church of Christ 

1414 Archer Avenue 
12:00 Noon, Friday, January 21 

First Presbyterian Church 

300 W. Wayne Street 
7:30 P. M. Monday, January 24 

Union Baptist Church 

2200 Smith Street 
Since our church is a part of a move- 
ment toward church unity, we ought to 
share in this prayer for unity. Thomas 
Campbell wrote as follows in 1809: "The 
Church of Christ upon earth is essentially 

(Continued Column 1, Page -4) 



Officers Serving January 16 
ELDERS; Floyd Morrical and Cecil Rice 
DEACONS: 

Steve Bruckman E, M. Qlaughlin 

Walter Keebortz Robert Petty 

Charles Ludwig Delmas Young 

Arthur Mowery 

DEACONESSES: January 16, 2$ 
Mrs. Robert Ogles, Debra Allen 

INHOSPITALS: >is: . _„.._. w , 

LUTHERAN: Mrs* Delia Scott continues 

in M-102; Mr. Gary Burkhardt,and Mrs. 

Dolly Broom in 621. 

V. A. HOSPITAL: Mr. Vernon Burns, the 

father of Mrs. Joan Penny, & Mrs.Belva 

Burkett* 

TO NURSING HOME: Mrs. Ella Max- 
well has entered the Golden Years Home 
stead, 8300 Maysville Rd. 46805 
WEDDING: Dan Alan Dickey and Jolene 
Marie Wilhelm on 1/8/72. They are 
residing at 200 N. Gakwood, Apt 303, 
Muncie, Indiana 47304. 

OMISSION REGRETTEDs 

Our Combined Centennial and Ind- 
iana Appeal ended with a total of 141 
commitments totalling $64, 536. 40. 
We regret that the following names 
were accidently omitted last week in 
the listing of those making a commit- 
ment; Miss Nancy Woodhull, Mr. & Mrs, 
Larry Barnes, Mr*& Mrs. Gene Auer, 
Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Gerrard, Mr. & Mrs. H. 
M. Flowers. 

THANKS: Sincere thanks is expressed 
by Mrs. Ellen Buchanan to all friends in 
the church £ or the gifts and cards she 
received at Christmas. 
PLEASE NOTE: It is respectfully re- 
quested that our members do not use 
gummed or sticky tape of any kind to 
seal offering envelopes. Thank you ! 



RESPONSE TO INVITATION : 

Mrs. Dorothy Ikenberry, 726W.WII 
wood Avenue, transferred her member- 
ship to our congregation from Peace 
Lutheran on Sunday morning. She was 
originally from the Main St. Clfristiair ! 
Church in Rushvitle, Indiana, i id late 
at First Christian in Witcnit? , Kansas. 
Mrs, Ikenberry is a widow and is. in 
charge of Arts and Crafts jn the therapy; 
program of IfVJtheran Hospital, 

PANTRY TO OPEN 



Officially our •'Pantry*, a program to 
help those in need is open. We have z. 
ready helped three families at Christmas 
and will be giving s id to others referren 
to us by our members or by the welfare 
department. Your donations continue I 
be needed. At present, the pressing 
need is for children r s clothing, larger 
sized women's clothing, and for non- 
perishable grocery items. Particularly, 
it has been pointed out to us that i?fper 
and soap products are in real demand, 
since these cannot be purchased with 
food stamps. Any gifts will be appre- 
ciated and should be placed in Fellow- 
ship Hall or the new adult class room 
next to Fellowship Hall. 

CHI RHO PARENTS MEETING 



There will be a brief meeting of all 
parents of Chi Rho (Junior High) youth 
in. the Chapel this Sunday, January 16, 
at 4:30 P. M. , before the regular Chi 
Rho meeting. We covet your attend 
ance. 

PAPER DRIVE 






The next paper drive sponsored by 
our Chi Rho will be on Saturday, Jan- 
uary 22. Paper may be brought to Fel- 
lowship Hall anytime before the 22nd. 

(Continued - Pag e -4- 



REPORT OF THE CHURCH BOARD MEETING OF JANUARY 4 ; 1072 

Andy^Cook made the final report of the Combined Centennial and Indiana Ap- 
peal for a Response in Faith, as follows: 

140 Commitments totalling $64 4 536.40 
Cash received by December 31, 1971 - $12,007*65 
Appreciation and joy were expressed for this achievement! 

The Evangelism - Membership Committee reported that beginning in February 
THE SECRET PLACE would be mailed to our homebound members and POWER 
to our college youth and service persons away from the community. 

The World Outreach department reported the- Christmas offering totalling $775 
of which $215 was from the Christmas Card Tree and $560 from envelopes 
and Church School giving. 

A motion originating in the Church Cabinet authorized the Helping Hand Fund 
be supported by the church treasury whenever the balance went below $200. 
This fund is for personal help in time of need and is administered through the 
pastor to families of our congregation or others recommended by our people. 
This is gift help r ther than a loan. 

THE C.W.F. announced the BltftJcet Drive for February and an All-church 
Dinner and Program for February 15. 

Time was spent in writing and hearing one another's attempt to write the pur- 
pose of our congregation. Several needs were suggested including concern for 
unchurched youth, providing place and program for aged, reaching others, re- 
newal of our own faith, calling on inactive members, emphasis on outside - 
"Out of My Heart", and becoming and sensing our being a church family. 

Present were: George Bruckman, Ralph Church, Andy Cook, Bert Leversee, 
William Caldwell, Don Smith, Kenneth Edwards, William Crouse, David 
Griggs, Ted Bryan, Ben Taylor, Robert Rayl, Hendricks Love, Walter Kee- 
bortz, Max Finkhousen, Ron Aker, Merle Grimm, Lois Finkhousen s Nancy 
Wortley, Judy Akers, Mary Love, Margaret Love, Virginia Bruckman, Sue 
Ludwig, Charles Ludwig, Edna Vaught, Walter Birkhold, Steve Bruckman, 
Debbie Allen, Mariam Bixenman, Harold Cline* Robert Hendricks, Harold 
Crowder, Hugh Rice, Merle Rice, 

"In our search for ultimate purpose - the kind that overarches all lesser 
objectives - let us look to Jesus Christ himself for guidance. Referring to 
his own principal goal, He said, "I have come in order that they might have 
life, life in all its fulness" (John 10:10, TEV). In other words, what God in- 
tends for all His people is an expansive kind of life; a life of great value; 
Life with a capital L. " 

Bruce Larson in THE EMERGING CHURCH 



FrontPage -I- (From Page— 2, Column -2)^ 

intentionally r and constitutionally one^ For pick up call Bob Urich^74&-7709 

consisting of all those in every place Steve Bruckman, 485-0168, or the 

that profess their faith in Christ and church office, 744-3239. 

obedience to Him i n all things accor- YOUTH NOTES 

ding to the scriptures, and that mani- junior Choir will continue to rehearse 

f est the same by their tempers and con- from 5 ta5:30 each Sunday evening 

duct and of none else, as none else and the Youth Choir will rehearse 

can be truly and properly called Chris- from 6:30to 7:00. 

tians n 

Both CYF and Chi Rho will meet in 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP their separate groups at 5:00 this Sun- 

.. General Meeting day. Chi Rho will make collages and 

Will be held in the Church Parlor on discuss the topic "How Am I Connec- 

Tuesday, January 18 at 1:00 P.M. ted?" CYF will continue their Bible 

Mrs.Bixenman and Mrs.Wm. Love, centered discussion. 

are in charge of the program. Dr.Cline 

_ „«,» w CYFers are reminded to bring their 

will be speaking on the subject: "CWF . >>r ■ 

r $4.50 registration to Mrs.Bixenman 

for the Midwinter Youth Meet at Elk- 

LAY WITNESS MISSION: hart, January 22 & 23. Registrations 

Mrs. Ruby Cline is participating on mus t be in this Sunday. 

the guest team of a Lay Witness Mis~ 

• «j. i a ~ «* x>- t,t« at> JUNIOR DISCIPLES: 

sion this weekend in the Richland Re- * 

4r a r*x. t * a * «_'• t^JL&A After Children *sXhoir from 5:00 to 
formed Church of America m Grand 

Rapids, Michigan. She and Dr. and S:30 . «*? **"* is OT Noah ' fe * nd V 
Mrs. jack Boyd will interpret this pro- Ia 8 ***** <* Noah, be prepared 

r a t^ t r* •«!"«. to tell it as-' ft might happen today, 

gram for the Evangelism Committee •*-• rr " 

^ \jt a 4.i^ 1*7*1. „* 7 m n \/r rather than when it did happen. The 

next Monday the 17th at 7:30 P.M. r *^ 

making of props will continue. 

'■'>':. ************** 

FROM THE PASTOR: 

May I share two concerns with you. 

(1) Some have been concerned that the new class which started for those 
in twenties and early thirties last Sunday was only for couples. It is not just 
for married couples even though these might predominate. We invited many 
singles and divorced men and women to join in this^ group. Singles and cou- 
ples from about 22 to 35 are invited! 

(2) Incidents from the life of Jesus and understanding and relating to 
him is a very central theme in worship from now through Easter. Read the 
texts announced for sermons and other parts of the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, 
Luke and John. Jesus stands at the center of our faith - He is the Gospel I 

See you Sunday I 



<ty***et &<&*£<. 



& Mrs. Ralph B. Church 
5126 Wealing Dr 

Fort ^ayne, Ind 

TIDINGS 



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Volume XXX January 20, 1972 No. ,16. 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
Sunday, January 23 
9:00 A.M. Church School 
9: 00 A.M. Discipleship Class 
10:30 A.M, Morning Worship 
Sermons "FREE TO LOVE" Luke 7:36-50 
5:00 to 7:00 P c M e Total Family 
Monday, January 24 
6:30 P.M. Associated Churches Annual 
Meeting. Calvary United Methodist. 
1:30 P.M. Prayer -Study Group :< 

Tuesday, January 25 
9:30 A. M Pantry Committee 
7:30 P e M Church Cabinet meeting 
7:30 P.M. Prayer for Christian Unity at 
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 
Wednes d ay, Janua ry 26 
7:00 P.M. Woman's Day rehearsal 
Thursday, January 27 
7:30 P.M. Special Committee 
7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
THIS SUNDAY - 11:45 A.M. in church 
parlor - Christian Education and World 
Outreach Committees. 



THE CHURCH EXISTS FOR OTHERS 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote from a 
German prison before his martyrdom 
during World War IL "The Church is 
her true self only when she exists for 
humanity." 

The church must enable all members 
to serve others in the daily pursuits of 
life . It also serves to link people with 
opportunities to reach out in love and 
service . As we list some who are now 
serving, we would welcome the inquir- 
ies and offers of others in service. 

DELIVERY OF HOMEBOUND MEALS: 
Betty Grimm, Kathlyn Banet, Miriam 
Bixenman, Margaret Love, Val Taylor 
.Charlene Craig, Frances Eckert, and 
Virginia Bruckman. 
CHANGE THROUGH INVOLVEMENT? 
Family to Family Program- Mr, & Mrs. 
Merle Grimm, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Aker. 
Mother to Mother Program - Peggy Bus- 
kirk, Helen Clymore, Miriam Bixenman 

OPERATION FRIENDSHIP", 
Peggy Buskirk and Miriam Bixenman 

READING FOR THE BLIND i 
Edna Vaught and Margaret Love 

THE PANTRY is a new project e- 
merging between our church and the 
Welfare department. We are srockpiling 
clothing and food for needy distribution. 
Much of this will be on direct referrals 
from the welfare department of known 
needs. It deserves our help in supply - 
ing food and clothing. 

The concern for church professional 
leadership enlisted and educated will 
be coming for Church Board action in 
February. The World Outreach and Edu- 
cation committees are meeting follow- 
ing worship this Sunday to finalize this 
program which seeks to serve the larger 
church and enable it to serve mankind . 



Officers Serving January 23 
ELDERS; Donald Smith and 

Kenneth Edwards 
DEACONS s 



Jack Sauerwein 
Homer Stevenson 
Dempsey Weaver 



Herbert Banet 
Robert Hendricks 
Orie McDougle 
Donald Pomeroy 

DEACONESSES j 



Mrs. Robert Ogles, Debra Allen 

IN HOSPITALS; 

Mr. Vernon Burns continues in 932 
in the V. A. Hospital. 
LUTHERAN - 332 - Mr. Robert Clipp 
who had a minor stroke last week; 
M215 - Mr. John Olson; M102- Mrs. 
Delia Scott; and 129- Mr. Gary Burk- 
hardt. 
THANKS: 

To Mrs. Jeanne Gerow and the Brum- 
mel CWF Group and to Karen Flickin- 
ger for the new carpets in the Nurseries 
These help the children ! 

SYMPATHY is extended to Mr. David 
Kriescher in the death of his father out 
of town. 

PERSONAL EDITORIALS Howard Short 
wrote a very warm and interesting edi- 
torial page in the January 23rd issue of 
our national weekly, THE CHRISTIAN. 
This centered on his visit and his inter- 
prepation of our Centennial celebration 
Thanks, Howard. 

APOLOGY; We apologize to our mem- 
bers for the cold Worship Nave last Sun 
day morning. The trouble has been cor 
rected and we do not anticipate a re™ 
currance of the trouble. 
See you next Sunday! 

SING OUT - Our fifth Sunday, January 
30, will feature another Sing Out from 
7;15 to 8: 15 p. m. Come, join us for a 
musical evening. 



CHI RHO PAPER DRIVE . . 

Our Chi Rho Fellowship is sponsoring 
a paper drive this Saturday, January 22. 
Papers must be at the church before 9:0( 
on Saturday,, or may be brought anytime 
this week. If you need pick up, call 
Steve Bruckman 485-0168, Bob Urich 
748-7709, or Val Taylor, 447-2860, or I 
the church office before Thursday even?. 
ing. All donations will be appreciated. 

YOUTH NOTES ... 

CYFers planning to go to the Midwinter 
Youth Meet in Elkhart this Saturday and 
Sunday, January 22 & 23, should be at 
the church, ready to leave, by 7:45 am 
on Saturday morning. Bring sleeping bag 
pillow, towels, etc. There will be no 
regular CYF meeting next Sunday night. 

Chi Rhoers are to be at the church by 
9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, to 
help with the paper drive. We will 
meet as usual on Sunday at 5:00, and 
will see a film on the Fort Wayne City 
Rescue Mission. The. following week 
we will visit the Mission, 

Junior Disciples will record and study 
Play of Noah. Each one bring a large! 
bag of confetti. 



THE PANTRY NEEDS; 
Oatmeal 
Cereals 
Canned Meat 
Macaroni Products 



WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN 

UNITY, January 19-25. 
Jan. 19, 7;30P o M. Simpson United 
Methodist Church. 
Jan. 20 -No. Highlands Church of Christ' 
Jan. 21, luncheon, First Presbyterian 
Jan, 24, Union Baptist Church 
Jan. 25. St. John the Baptist Catholic Ch. 

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WOULD YOU HELP US TO COMPOSE A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE FOR OUR 
CONGREGATION? 

Near the end of our Centennial Book was a page entitled, "A LOOK TO 
THE FUTURE" o This page was approved in the November Church Board meet- 
ing. It calls for the writing of a congregational statement of purpose and the 
development of goals for the coming 5 years during 1972. 

The purpose was to be a statement which would give due emphasis to 
congregational care, outreach and evangelism, and witness and mission. "If 
the program of a congregation is to be biblically sound, internally consistent, 
and relevant to the contemporary situation, it must be based on a balance^ de- 
finition of purpose." 

Scriptures to consider include Matthew 28s 18-20° Matthew 25s 25-40; 
1 Corinthians lis 26, Luke 4: l|, 19; Ephesians 4: 1-16; I Peter 2; l-10;John 
10:10; Acts 2: 42; John 13, 34, 35 

Would you consider taking time and thought to write out a statement of 
purpose for our congregation. Use the page of the Centennial book and these 
Scriptures and the following attempts « We invite any member or friend to 
write a statement to help us come to one which pan eventually be adopted by 
our church board and congregation , 

To help those in the church and community to find the love of Christ 
in their every day lives. To bring others into the church. To spread the word 
through the living of Christian lives and helping others . 

1. To educate the members, particularly the youth, in terms of his- 
toric Christian events and present Christian values. 2. To inspire and assist 
all who come in contact with the church to live better, happier, and more a- 
bund ant lives. 3) To be a social institution that stands for that which is good 
and worthy in the world. 4. To give assistance to those in need - physical, 
philosophical, emotional, spiritual, 5„ To have a missionary sense of respon- 
sibility to carry the message of Christ to those who need to hear it. 

-- Our purpose is to aid the people in this community, to become acquainted 
with Jesus' love and saving grace thru preaching and thru acts of love and con- 
cern by all of us, to show a concern for peoples 1 spiritual and basic physical 
needs,, 

-- To bring the Gospel to the members of this church and others that we can 
reach and be of service, to all mankind. 

-- The main purpose, of the Church is worship of God and service to man both 
here and around the world. If God is love, let's show we are Christians by let- 
ting our love show. 

-- To proclaim the Good News to our community that God loves and cares for 
for all of us. This love, was exemplified in the giving of Christ to redeem us 

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(From Page -3-) 

from death and sin. As a corporate body we may then express this love through 
worship, participation in community needs, and extending our hand in love 
to all those who need our help, 

— The purpose of First Christian Church: 1, To become a true family open and 
receptive to the needs and desires of each other, treating one another always 
with love and understanding whether or not we like the other's action . 2, To 
continuously be alert to the needs of those outside our midst, with a real desire 
to bring them the Good News that Jesus is the Christ and earnestly striving to 
spread the News throughout the world, 3 C To show a willingness and desire to 
stand up and be counted , exemplifying the love of God in our life as well as in 
the words we say, 

— To serve our congregation and community; Provide Christian leadership, and 
example; Educate in Christian principles; Extend the fellowship and compas - 
sion of Christ f s example. 

-- Our church exists as a group of people to the job of loving - caring for -help 
ing one another find meaningful -fruitful purpose in life. Organizing to help 
others in our community and in other parts of the world to find hope and love 
and useful goals in life and to lead those who have not found Christ as their 
Savior as a saving eternal companion. 

-- Purpose of First Christian 1. Evangelize and bring others to Christ — repen- 
tance, confession and baptism c 2 t Develop Christian virtues and emotions in 
present Christians. 3. Give attention to all people in need of food, clothing, 
shelter, or help by friendliness and uplift, 

-- To know the living God and to communicate to others that knowledge. 
-- Purpose - To develop among the people of the community harmony and 
unity of purpose through action (verbal and example) and compassion based on 
the doctrine and desire of Jesus Christ. This concern must extend beyond the 
community proper to include the necessities of mankind. 

-~ A church is a fellowship of worshippers of God in Jesus Christ, a fellowship 
of would-be Christians growing and seeking the unchristian, a fellowship thru 
whom the love of Christ is manifest to all about it. 

-- The church should minister to its members with special emphasis on its 
youth. The church should reach into the community and assist in understand- 
ing all people and their problems, goals, and wishes; More of the churches re- 
sources (time, talent and money) should be expended with young and under- 
privileged of Fort Wayne. 

~~ To enable persons to so live in Christ that they find meaning and satisfaction 
for their own lives; develope a contagious impact on others, and perpetuate a 
growing love and truth to all persons and groups of persons both in the commun- 
ity and in the world , 

Would you ponder and think - Write your suggested statement of purpose 
for First Christian Church. Submit it to the church office, the pastor, or the 
church board chairman. Your help is desired! 



ft*. & Mrs. Ralph EI. Church 
5126 Sterling Dr. 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 
unday, January 30 
':00 A.M. Church School 
':00 A.M., Discipleship Class 
0:30A.M. Morning Worship 
ermon: "WHAT IS IN YOUR HAND?' 
7ext: John 6: 1-14; Exodus 4s 2 
1:00 to 7:00 P.M Total Family 
':15 to 8:15 P.M. Sing-Out 
^onda.y J _j_anuary 3 1 
0:00 A.M. Prayer-Group 
':30 P.M. Prayer Group 
Tuesday a F ebruary 1 
>:OQP.M Montgomery Group 
Wednesday, February 2 
? :30 P.M. Information Services 
':45 P. M. Higdon Group 
rhursday, February 3 
? :00 P.M. Woman's Day rehearsal 
7 :30P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 



A JOYOUS "SING-OUT" ON SUNDAY 
EVENING. 

From 7:15 to 8:15 this coming Sun- 
day evening, we will have our second 
Fifth Sunday Evening Sing- Out. Over 
125 persons shared in the first last Oct. 
Come and join in singing as we have a 
variety of religious song. 

Don Parlette accompanied by Vee on 
the piano 3 will lead our Gospel Singing. 
Sara Davis will lead some a capella 
spirituals and choruses. Steve Hall will 
sing and play on the guitar an original 
song which he has written. 

Natalie Urich will lead some con- 
temporary songs accompanied by Steve 
Bruckman on the accordian for some 
and by Steve Hall on the guitar for 
others . 

The closing section will be hymns of 
the church with Don Parlette leading, 
Vee Parlette playing the piano, a n d 
Jerry Zimmerman playing the organ. 
The final number will feature Don Par- 
lette also on the trumpet. 

Singing can be a joy and a thrill in 
the church. Our Sing- Outs are design- 
ed to help us enjoy and grow in our ap- 
preciation of our church music. A wide 
variety is being used so that all may 
find familiar and preferred songs. Come 
and bring a carload to "SING PRAISES 
TO THE LORD". 

GODSFEED ON YOUR WAY: 
Our minister of Education, Miriam 
E. Bixenman, is leaving Friday for the 
Disciples' Educator's annual conclave 
at Arrowhead Lodge,, Lake Eufala, Can- 
adian, Oklahoma. She leaves this Fri- 
day and will return on the 5th of Feb. 



Thomas Frappier 
John Hechler 
Leon Johns 

an, 30; Feb. 6, 13 



Officers Serv ing Janua ry 30 

ELDERS: Ben Taylor, Eugene KLepfer 

DEACONS; 

Ronald Aker 

Dennis Andrew 

Larry Barnes 

Marvin C rouse 

DEACONESSES; 

Mrs.Rolland Ripple, 

Mrs. Robert Hendricks 

PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 
Lutheran M-102, Mrs. Delia Scott 

Parkview: 317, Mrs. Nellie Roe 

- 338 Mr. Elmore Schlatter 
Mrs. Dolly Broom is recuperating with 
an aunt in New Haven since her re- 
lease from the hospital. 

CONGRATULATIONS ON BIRTH: 
To Merle and Bea Rice, a son, Jona- 
than Hugh, on 1 / 1 9/ 72 . 

George Wascovich is staying in Atlanta 
While here in November, Brother Geo, 
was in the throes of much uncertainty 
concerning his future pastorate. He has 
sent word of Ms decision to remain 
with First Christian in Atlanta, who is 
now planning for a relocation, 

NEW STATE MINISTER? Gilford E. 
Olmstead, will be come the Executive 
Minister of the Christian Church in 
Indiana on April 15th. We rejoice in 
this new leadership for our state. He 
has served in a similar capacity in 
Kansas. Last May, Ruby Cline shared 
as a guest leader to introduce Lay-Wit 
ness Missions to our Kansas churches in 
a statewide program in which Rev. 
Olmstead shared. 

YOUTH CHOIR will rehearse in a spe- 
cial rehearsal on Sunday morning from 
9:30 to 10:15 . Be sure to be here! 



ELDERS RETREAT COMING SOON: 

Our elders are invited for the day of 
February 12. The group will assemble 
on our parking lot at 8:30 a. m. and 
leave for Decatur, We will arrive back 
at 5:00 P.M. Our sessions will be held 
in the First Christian Church in Deca- 
tur 1 . All elders are asked to secure his 
copy of "A LIFE FULL OF SURPRISES" 
by Lloyd Oglivie from Dr. Cline s o 
that it may be read as background for 
this day of encounter and sharing. 
This is a must day for elders currently 
serving and also any who might happen 
to be off on rotation, 

SUNDAY EVENING PROGRAM: 

The Bible Study on Sunday evening 
from 5:00 to 7:00 is open for all col- 
lege age and all adults. Some had the | 
impression it was only for families 
with children in the evening program. 
This is wrong. It isan open Bible Study 
for any interested participants. This 
Sunday night, the four week series on 
the book of Philippians will conclude , 
Genesis 1, 2, and 3 will be the text for 
consideration of basic human questions 
on February 6 and .13, Dr. Cline is 
leading the present adult study group 
on each Sunday evening. The time pai 
allels our children's and youth choirs 
and fellowship groups so that families 
do not need to make extra trips to our 
church building. But the STUDY is 
open to all adults ! 

CHI RHO thanks all who donated pa 
pers for the drive this past week end, 
They sold almost two tons of paper. 
The next paper drive will be in late 
April or early May. 
JUNIOR DISCIPLES will practice the 
filming of the study of Noah. Remem- 
ber to bring your costume. 



YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP CLASS SERIES: 

The senior Pastor will inaugerate 
this class on Saturday, February 19 e 
The series will continue for eight Satur 
days from 9:30 to 11:30 each morning 
through April 8. 

These classes are designed for sixth , 
seventh and eighth graders although 
fifth graders may participate by special 
request. This is a 16 hour block of edu j 
cational learning as background for the 
basic Christian decision and commit- 
ment . The classes do not automatical- 
ly run to a Decision Day, but rather 
each person is encouraged to come to 
his own personal decision and expression 
according to his own inclinations. The 
classes are felt important though as pre- 
parational for youth pondering public 
confession of faith and Christian baptism 

If there are questions or if youth de- 
sires to enroll, contact Dr. Cline. 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 

Monthly Group Meetings 
The KEPPLE Group will meet with Mrs. 
Frederick Jenkins, 4400 Plaza, Tuesday 
February 1, at 9 A.M. Program by Mrs. 
Jenkins, Worship by Mrs. Stanley Cole. 

The H1GDON Group will meet with Mrs 
Ethel Richhart, 835 W.Wayne, Wednes- 
day, February 2, at 7 30 P.M. Program 
by Mrs. Irene Cline, Worship by Mrs. 
Paul Truby. 

The SPICE Group will meet with Mrs. 
Rolland Ripple, 3405 Central, Wednes- 
day, February 2, at 9 A. M. Program by 
Mrs.H.G.Helmuth, Worship by Mrs. 
Cecil Rice. 

The MONTGOMERY Group will meet 
with Mrs. Charles Eckert, 8619 Decatur 
Rd. Tuesday, February 1, at 8 P.M. 
Program by Mrs. Kenneth Hunt; Wor- 
ship by Mrs. Paul Yentes. 



YOUTH NOTES 
All of our Youth groups will meet this 
Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 as a regular 
part of the total family program. 
Choir for the Junior group will be from 
5:00 to 5:30 with their regular meet - 
ing following. The other two groups 
will have choir from 6:30 to 7:00 with 
a part of this rehearsal being spent in 
last minute preparations for the Sing- 
Out to follow. The Chi Rho group will 
be visiting the Fort Wayne City Rescue 
Mission during the 5:00 to 6:30 period. 

CYFers attending the youth meet in 
Elkhart last weekend included: Julie 
Crouse, Jim Taylor, Pam Meadows, 
John Williams III, Debbie Allen, Sally 
Cline, Scott Rayl, Debbie Nordblom, 
Barbara Taylor; Julie is presently the 
president of District I. and Pam is re- 
cording secretary. Several others of 
our youth were nominated for offices 
for the coming year. Walter Keebortz 
and Miriam Bixenman accompanied 
the youth. 

PRAYER GROUPS 
Although Mrs. Bixenman will be at 
Arrowhead Lodge \ Oklahoma, from. 
Jan. 30-Feb.4, attending the annual 
meeting of the Association of Christ- 
ian Church educators (and hopefully 
gaining enough inspiration to last an- 
other year) the Prayer Groups will con- 
tinue on a regular schedule. The Morn- 
ing Group will meet at the home of 
Peg Buskirk, 4430 Wilmette, on Mon- 
day morning, Jan. 31, with Lois Fink- 
housen as study leader. The meeting 
is at 10:00 a.m. The evening group 
will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, 
January 31, at the home of Larry and 
Sherri Barnes, 1547 Knox „New Haven. . 
Ben Taylor will be the study leader. 
The afternoon group will meet on 
Monday, February 7, at 1:30 p.m. 



FROM THE PASTOR: 

The church is composed of persons who find the essence of life and 
relationship in and through Jesus Christ. As persons surrendered to Christ 
so that he might live in and through human personality, we are never per- 
fect. Yet, the world sorely needs the light of Christ to flow through each 
person who claims him as Lord and Savior. 

The reality of letting Christ live through us is a major concern in 
the following look at records. This gives us an honest appraisal which 
can become the basis of both personal and corporate action. 

The following statistics are taken from an analysis of our worship 
attendance of members of our' church as taken from the weekly attendance 
pads between July 1, 1971 and December 31, 1971. 
752 Households represented in Membership 
27 households (4%) and 41 persons considered homebound 
251 households (33%) with a total individual number of 589 repre- 
sented in our worship one or more Sundays in six months. 
474 households (63%) never in worship for six months. 

During the same six-month period, we had 27 prospect families in 
our worship four or more times with a total number of 70 persons. 

Thank God for those who do participate and keep the church a vital 
force in the world! The potential of impact which the church could have 
if every member would be faithful in participation and responsibilities is 
tremendous. Let's work toward this potential! 

For thosewho have moved elsewhere, I am concerned that you identify 
and become active in a church somewhere. 1 consider it an ill-reflection 
upon my church when a Christian moves to a new community and holds 
to a "dead" membership back home rather than moving out into meaning- 
ful Christian experience in the new community. 

Remember - God loves you. God loves each one in your household. 
Are you receiving His love? Do you reflect that love in action and wor- 
ship? 



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5126 fferling Dr. 
Fort Wayne, IncU 



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tone XXX Februarys, 1972, No. 18 



CHURCH CALENDAR 

nday, February 6 
)OA,M. Church School 
)0 A.M. Discipleship Class 
:30A.M. Morning Worship 

WOMAN'S DAY 
eme: "A Time to Listen, A Time to 

Act" 
)0 to 7:00 P.M. Total Family 
giday, February 7 
'0 P M. Prayer- study Group 
gsday, February 8 

10 P.M. World Outreach Committee 
>0 P M C Church Board meeting 
■dnesday, February 9_ 
P.M. Nelson Group 
ursday^ Febmary__10_ 
P e M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

Tship Assistant last Sunday was Tom 
let.We appreciate the participation 
youth and adults in this active role 
:hin our worship each week. 




Jesus' challenging words, "Why do 
you call me 'Lord, Lord' and not do what 
I tell you? ,! {Luke 6s 46) will serve as a 
backdrop for the call of the church to 
mission this Sunday, Our women will 
lead this service for WOMAN'S DAY, 
The special highlight will be a choral 
reading with music entitled "A TIME TO 
LISTEN - A TIME TO ACT" by Mrs, 
Lawrence Berg. 

All our people need to share in the 
challenge which the women are putting 
to us during our worship at 10; 30 A.M. 
this Sunday in word and song. Judy Aker 
our CWF president will open the service 
and preside. Mrs. Miriam Bixenman will 
give the sermonette and preside for com- 
munion, Our pastor will only be involved 
with the invitation for Decisions. 

Music will add much to the service. 
In addition to the congregational sing- 
ing, both the Youth Choir and Chancel 
Choir will be singing. Charles Newman 
will sing a solo accompanied by Steve 
Hall^ Sara Davis and Natalie Urich are 
singing a duet, and Pat Fountain, Steve 

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(From Page -1) 

Bruckman, Doris and Margo Parlette, 
will sing a quartet number. Lead read- 
ers for the choral reading include Jackie 
Bryan, Sharon Morgan, Nila Schilling, 
Claire Schryver, Nancy Wortley, and 
Ruth Yentes. 

Chorus readers include Judy Aker, Nor- 
ma Andrew, Judy Church, Ruby Cline, 
Colyn Crowder, Lois Finkhousen, Sharon 
Fredericks, Jeanne Gerow, Betty Grimm, 
Beverly Hendricks, Donna Johnson, Rose- 
mary Krull, Margaret Love, Marilyn Ray] 
Deanna Ruble, Barbara Schrock, Helen 
Williams, Val Taylor, Sandra Zimmer- 
man. 

For communion, Gwynth Rice and 
Margaret Love will serve as elders and 
Sue Allen, Norma Andrew, Judy Church, 
Lois Finkhousen, Beverly Hendricks, Mary 
Sue Ludwig, Ruth Ogles, Marilyn Rayl, 
and Helen Williams as deacons. 

Ushers will be Helen Clymore, MarL 
lyn Frappier, Delores Keebortz, and Eu- 
nice Parker. 

Greeters will be Ethel Birkhold and 
Dorothy Merriman. 

PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS; 

Lutheran ; 330, Mrs. Myrtle DeVinney, 
and 464, Mr. Charles Dare. 
Parkyiewo 238, Mr. William Aaron, 317 
Mrs. Nellie Roe; 338 Mr-. Elmore N „ 
Schlatter. 

THANKS to our musical leadership who 
a llowed us the privilege and joy of our 
Sing Out on Sunday night. Many missed 
an enjoyable evening. 
SYMPATHY is extended the family in 
the death of the grandson of Mr. Garth 
Vernor, a member. 

DEACONESSES: February 6, 13 

Mrs. Rolland Ripple ;Mrs. Robt. Hendricks 



THREE RESPOND TO INVITATION: 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kattas , 203 W. 
Pettit, and Mrs. Geneva Ferguson , 1808 
St. Joe Blvd. , came in transfer of mem- 
bership last Sunday morning, Ernest and 
Sadie transferred back from, the Parkview 
Church of Christ; Mrs. Ferguson transfer- 
red from Third Christian Church in Ind- 
ianapolis. Geneva has been widowed for 
many years. She moved back to Fort 
Wayne to care for her father who died 
in the last year. 

Ernest is employed by Peter Eckrich 
and Sons, Inc. His wife is the sister of 
Dempsey Weaver and is the mother of 
Thomas Fountain and family of our con- 
gregation. 

We welcome these to our common 
bond of discipleship in Jesus Christ! We 
would encourage others to decisions for 
Christ and the church! 

CHURCH BOARD MEETING: 
Two major considerations of the ma*- 
thly board meeting next Tuesday, the 
8th, at 8 P.M. are the Church Vocation 
Program, and the Pantry Program.. All 
board members are needed to share in 

the discussion and vote on these im- 

i 
portant issues. 

FEBRUARY BLANKET DRIVE: 
We are hopeful to receive 35 to 50 j 
blankets to supply Church World Servic el 
so that they can respond immediately in j 
disaster areas of the world in the name 
of Christ. Blankets do not have to be 
new, but do need to be clean.. Baby 
blankets are also needed. If any do not 
have blankets on hand, $3 may be dona- 
ted to purchase one blanket "by this 
church agency. Boxes will be placed at 
the entrys for the receiving of blankets, 
Bring them as soon as possible. 



YOUTH NOTES 
All the Youth groups will he meet- 
ing as usual from 5 to 7p.m, with the 
Children's Choir and the Youth choir 
rehearsing as part of the session . CYF 
will continue their discussion of ques- 
tions pertaining to their faith, while 
Chi Rho will be making cookies. Chi j 
Rho ATTENTION-. Bring ready to bake 
cookie dough . It is very important thatl 
it be ready to bake ! . . . these cookies 
will be taken to shut-ins on Sunday 
evening, February 13. The JuniorDis- 
ciples group will spend their evening 
filming their play, "The Story of Noah' 
Members are reminded to bring cos- 
tumes and any assigned props . 

THANKS 

Our thanks to Helen Clymore , who has 
been meeting with the children third 
grade and under on Sunday evenings 
during January for their story hour and 
activity time. Peg. Buskirk will be car- 
rying this responsibility during Feb B 

WEEK OF COMPASSION ART DISPLAY 
Our children's and youth church school 
classes have been making pictures and 
posters portraying the work done by our 
Week of Compassion off ering These 
pictures and posters will be displayed 
throughout the Church during the next 
two weeks . Look them over and learn 
where your Week of Compassion dollar 
goes. This special day offering will be 
received February 20. 

COMMUNICATION IN THE CHURCH 

A basic problem in most churches (I 
would doubt that ours in an exception) 
is communication, both with others 
and among ourselves. With this in 
mind, our next leadership education 
class will be on "Communications in 
the Church". (Next column) 



r 



There will be three sections of this 
class offered. It will be a ten week 
course, with groups meeting on Sun- 
day mornings at 8:00, on Wednesday- 
afternoon at 1:30, and on Sunday even- 
ings at 7? 15 and on Wednesday, Feb - 
ruary 16 at 1:30. All sections will 
meet in 'Mrs. Bixenman's office 1 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 

Monthly Group Meetings 
The GAMBOE Group will meet with 
Mrs. Ralph, Church, 5126 Werling Dr. 
Tuesday, February 8 at 1:00 P.M. 
Program by Mrs. Opal Perkins, Worship 
by Mrs. Mark Snyder. 
The NELSON Group will meet with 
Mrs. Jack Sauerwein, 4715 South 
Wayne Ave., Wednesday, February 9 
at 7:30 P.M Program by Mrs. Harold 
Crowder, Worship by Mrs. Charles 
Hunt. 

REMINDER TO ELDERS 

Make sure that all is in readiness for 
the Retreat - 8:30 A.M. to 5 p. m. on 
Saturday, February 12, This is some- 
thing that no elder dare miss without 
great loss* Secure the book from the 
pastor for preparatory reading NOW ! 
ADULT BIBLE STUDY - 5 to 7 ON SUN 

DAY. 
The focus of the Adult Bible Study will 
move to the early chapters of Genesis. 
This week the concern is "Life's Deep- 
est Dimension", Genesis 1 and 2. On 
the 13th, the theme is "Man's Real 
Problem", Genesis 2 & 3. All are wel- 
come for this study group in the Parlor 
on Sunday evenings. 

NOTE ON WEDDING PLANNING 
Dates for weddings on the church calen- 
dar are not set until a conference is 
held by the couple with the pastor. 
Please come in for a conference before 
any date is set for a church wedding. 



FROM THE PASTOR: 

Recently, I have enjoyed some reaction to preaching at the door af- 
ter worship. In a slip of the tongue the other week, I was called down 
several times for saying that the Miami Dolphins had defeated the Dallas 
Cowboys rather than the Baltimore Colts. 1 stand as one who made a 
goof. This past Sunday, I was drawing out the personality of Phillip and 
made a wrong statement concerning him. 1 wrongfully identified him 
with an action of Thomas, Thanks for the corrections. Keep me on my 
toes. It tells me that people are listening! 

I am aware of many who have the flu and other illnesses at this time, 
I recognize that this has affected our worship participation as well as 
other things in our church life. I would say a word of greeting and encour- 
agement to those who have been cut low by illness. Yet, let's all try 
hard to be faithful in our participation each Sunday, It would not take 
too much effort among bur people to move up over the 400 mark each 
Sunday morning in warship. I am convinced that the lives of our mem- 
bers need to be reflecting this kind of worship participation. Whenever 
you are able, do make the effort to be. in the Lord's House on the Lord's 
Day! 

Jo B.Phillips in his Chapter, "Christian Maintenance" in NEW TESTA- 
MENT CHRISTIANITY make these comments; 

". . cAll this means that a very large part of our Christian maintenance 
will consist of joining in with the fellowship of the Church, in its prayer 
and worship, in its work and service. Many people who profess to b e 
Christian are very irregular worshippers, I do not think they can possibly 
realize how they weaken the cause of the Church and in addition starve 
themselves of Christian fellowship. ... If our aim is mere morality we 
may very well be able to do without the Church, but if we are called as 
sons and daughters of God to cooperate with His high Purpose in the re- 
demption of mankind, we cannot absent ourselves from the fellowship of 
other Christians without greatly impoverishing both that fellowship and 
our own souls .... 

"Again, if the Church is to make any worthwhile impact on the sur- 
rounding community, if it is to speak with a voice worth hearing, it 
must have the active, committed support of all true Christians. I re- 
peat, I do not think that the many delightful casual Christians whom 1 
know have the slightest idea how they sabotage the power and witness of 
the Christian fellowship by their haphazard attachment to the Church . . . 

"This whole question of entering fully into the worship and work of 
the church must be faced by all those who genuinely desire to serve Ch 
Christ in this modern age. " (pp. 92-94) 

I am concerned that First Christian Church become a committed 
group of disciples. We need to find our family interrelationships as a 
household of God. The living and faithful witness of all who claim 
Christ as Lord needs to be expressed in worship and in life. 
See you Sunday! /"""""")/ C^ /° S ' 



& Mrs 



Ralph E. Church 
512b Werling Dr. 



Fort Wayne, 



Ind. 46-iOb 




lume XXX February 10, 1972 No, 19 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
id ay, February 13 
10 A.M. Communications Class 
10 A, M Church School 
IOAoM, Discipleship Class 
: 30 A. Me Morning Worship 
:mon:"THE STRUGGLE OF DECISION" 
o 7 P.M. Study & Fellowship Hour 
.5 P.M. Communications Class 
)nday 5 February 14 
;00 A.M. Prayer-study group 
10 P. M. Prayer-study Group 
10 P. M, Fellowship Guild, in Parlor 
lesday, February 15 
10 P. M. CWF All Church Dinner 
sdnesday, February 16 
50 P. M. Communications Class 
30 P.M. World Outreach, Education & 
Elders meeting- combined. 
lurs day, February 17 
30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
turday, February 19 
30 A.M. Church Membership Class 



ALL CHURCH DINNER 
Fellowship and the challenge of the spe- 
cial ministries of the church at work in 
Fort Wayne will be a highlight on Tues- 
day, the 15th, at 6:30 p.m. It is sponsor- 
ed by the CWF for the entire church. 
It is NOT for women alone. 

For the meal, bring covered dishes 
and table service. Bring slightly extra 
to cover guests and their spouses. Drinks 
will be furnished. Baby sitting will be 
provided for those under sixth grade. 

Persons involved in special areas of 
ministry in Fort Wayne will form the 
program panel. 

- Rev. Dan Motto, campus minister at 
I. U. Regional Campus. 

- Mrs. Delores Gansler, director of the 
Change Through Involvement program 
in which several of our people are al- 
ready participating. 

- Rev. Milford Kent, Head of drug re- 
habilitation project at the City Rescue 
Mission . 

- Sister Josella, who works out of St. 
Mary's parish and who is employed full 
time at the. Welfare office. 

- Mr. Pat Fulbright, Head of the Young 
Adult Project. 

- Rev. Robert Hess, Pastor, for estab- 
lishing a House Church. 

Come, and learn how the church is at 
work here in our community through 
these programs - several of which we 
support and /or provide volunteer person- 
nel. 
MEET GOD IN WORSHIP SUNDAY: 

All are invited to participate in sing- 
ing, prayer, communion, and fellowship 
together. The sermon is based on Jesus' 
temptations, Matthew 4:1-11 with the 
title, "THE STRUGGLE OF DECISION" 



Thomas Frappier 
John Hechler 
Leon Johns 



Officers Serving February 13 
ELDERS; H. W. Crowder, R,R Ripple 
Alternates: G.R.Bruckman, J.E. Weickei 
DEACONS; 
Ronald Aker 
Dennis Andrew 
Larry Barnes 
Marvin Crouse 

DEACONESSES; February 13 
Mrs, R.R. Ripple, Mrs. R. N.Hendricks 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS; 

Parkview Mrs. Nellie Roe had surgery 
on Monday of this week - 317 
Mr. William Aaron, continues in treat- 
ment for ulcer - 238 
Lutheran: 

Mr. Charles Dare was scheduled for se- 
cond surgery this week - 464 

SYMPATHY IN EXTENDED to the fam- 
ily of Mrs. Beulah Hill, a member,who 
died on February 3 . The Pastor conduc- 
ted services on February 7. 

THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! 

Many thanks goes to our women and 
also the youth and choir participants 
who lead a very meaningful worship ex- 
perience last Sunday. Much favorable 
comment was received from this chal- 
lenge, to listen and to act - May we re- 
ceive God's love so that we may share 
this love to a world that cries out for 
honest expression by the church. 

Thanks for the planning, the rehears- 
ing, and the leading of this effective 
worship experience. 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 
Fellowship Guild members, PLEASE 
NOTE: We will meet Monday, Feb. 14, 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Church parlor. 
Miss Nancy Fay Woodhull will be hos- 
tess and Mrs. Charles Speicher will pre- 
sent the program. 



TWO RESPOND TO INVITATION 
Mrs, Mark (Rosemary) Krull , 3466 So. 
Washington Rd , and Mrs. William 
(Andrea) Benny, 7710 Newlin Drive re- 
sponded in transfers of membership. 

Both are active in the new Brummell 
Group of C.W.F a 

Rosemary is a graduate of Judson Col= 
lege and worked for the Juvenile Pro- 
bation department in Indianapolis prior 
to marriage. Her husband is a salesman 
for General Tire and Rubber Co. She is | 
in the home with Eric who is one next 
week She comes from the United 
Church of Morocco, Indiana. 

Andrea comes to our fellowship from 
the East Main St. Christian Church in 
El wood. She has lived in several parts 
of Indiana and USA. She is in the home* 
with daughters, J anice nearing three & 
Jennifer nearing 1-1/2, Her husband is 
manager of L. P M in Industrial Park. 

We welcome, these in a common 
bond of indentity with us in Christ. We 
would encourage others to a similar ex= 
pression of decision^ 

JANUARY AVERAGES s 

Church Worship 294 

Church School 132 

Budget Giving $ l,547o24 

Appeal Giving 420. 97 

DECEMBER & JANUARY ADDITIONS; 

Gerald and Sandra Zimmerman 

Sue Skelton 

Laura Lazzaro 

Dorothy Ikenberry 

Ernest and Sadie Kattas 

Geneva Ferguson 



YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP CLASS: 

All youth of grades 6, 7, & 8 are in- 
vited to the Youth Discipleship Class 
for eight Saturday mornings, February 
19 through April 8, from 8? 30 to 11:30 
The pastor will be leading this group on 
some basics of the church and back- 
ground for Christian commitment, Each 
student will be using a copy of V F OL 
LOWING THE CHRISTIAN WAY. » 

Please enroll as soon as possible by 
mailing a card to the pastor or by a per 
sonal conversation with him. We would 
like to have a definite response by this 
Sunday evening, 

YOUTH NOTES: 

All of our Youth Groups, plus Junior 
and Youth Choirs will meet this Sun- 
day evening during the 5 to 7 hour e 
CYF will continue their Community 
Building Sharing, as well as begin a 
special Bible Study of the book of Jonah 
Chi Rho will be delivering the cookies 
they made last week, to shut-ins. The 
Junior Disciples will be planning a wor- 
ship service to go with their first film 
on the Story of Noah and beginning 
work on their second film. The Prodi- 
gal Son. 

THE PANTRY 

The Pantry is now in full operation. 
We had our first referral family last 
Friday, when an emergency call came 
in for food for the weekend for six peo- 
ple stranded in our area. 
The Pantry still needs: 

Canned Meats 

Canned Fruits 

Canned Vegetables 



SPECIAL ADULT LEARNING OPPOR- 
TUNITY. 

Three different sections of a founda- 
tional course will be held by Miriam 
Bixenman. All teachers, church offi- 
cers, and other interested persons are 
invited to one of the three sections, 

THEME: "Basics for Communication in 

the Church". 
FOCI: lc "Teachers in the Process of 

Becoming" 

2. "Communication, the Teach- 
er's Tool"c 

3. "The Journey of Communica- 
ting and learning",, 

This opportunity will be available 
during the next ten weeks at: 

8:00 A„M, Sunday mornings be- 
ginning on February 13 . 

7:15 P.M. Sunday evenings be- 
ginning on February 13 . 

1:30 P.M. Wednesday afternoon 
beginning on February 16 . 

These are open to all members 
and friends of the church. Enroll by 
coming to the first session. This ten 
week supplemental development course 
will be held in the Education Office. - 
(that is, Mrs. Bixenman ? s Office). 

WEEK OF COMPASSION POSTERS 

Be sure to notice the posters around our 
building the next two weeks. These 
were made, by the. Church School and 
show some of the work your Week of 
Compassion offering can do in answer- 
ing needs in disaster and poverty areas 
around the world. This offering will 
be received on Sundays February 20 & 
27. 



FROM THE PASTORs 

Thank you for the participation of many persons who macje last Sunday 
a meaningful worship. CWF leaders did planning and enlisting. Gut youth 
and college age jumped in to help. Our Youth and Chancel Choirs aided 
in music. Several individuals added much through music. The decisions 
expressed and the closing communion climaxedja different worship exper- 
ience which had been brought to us by God and a large company of people. 
Thanks ! 

One aspect of the worship of last Sunday could be highlighted. A wide 
variety of music was used from "The Hallelujah Chorus" to "Onward Chris- 
tian Soldiers" to "Games People Play". I hope that we can learn to hear 
all religious music - both that which appeals to us and that which appeals 
to others. I see the church as being wide enough to include people with 
wide divergencies but who find their uniting point in and through Jesus 
Christ. I think this is one of the key roots of our heritage as the Christian 
Church (Disciples of Christ). Let us appreciate and utilize all expressions 
of the Christian faith and realize that each person differs in his particular 
preferences. 

Let us turn from last Sunday to the future. I rejoice in that we have a 
professional staff person serving as our Minister of Education. This allows 
for more direct tea ching and encounter within the church life. I would 
call attention to the three different sections of the upcoming special study, 
"COMMUNICATION IN THE CHURCH". Here is a study particularly suit- 
ed for all Church School teachers and church board members. It is valua- 
ble for any who would seek growth enrichment. In the church, we have 
people of all levels of Christian experience. Here is a n oppo rtunity which 
our church offers for growth in leadership. See particulars on page 3. Join 
one of the groups beginning either this Sunday or on next Wednesday! 

A second special opportunity is afforded in the rich resources of the 
panel from our community who will share with us in the All Church Dinner 
next Tuesday night, (see page 1) Our church is opening up its life in terms 
"the servanthood of the church in its community". Here is an opportunity 
for becoming aware of ministry existing in our community and challenge 
of perhaps new ways of i nvolvement . The basic thrust is awareness, though. 
Come Tuesday to enjoy fellowship within our church family and to have an 
experience to see our community which receives special ministry. 

A third coming opportunity looms to begin a week from Sunday, that 
is, February 20. From 5 to 5:40 each Sunday night through the lenten sea- 
son, we will have a LENTEN VESPER. These will include singing, prayer, 
and dialogue sermons on the beatitudes of Matthew 5: 1-11. 
OPPORTUNITIES ARE KNOCKING! SEE YOU SUNDAY! 



^4^6^^2^ 



?r. & Mrs. Ralph S. Church 
5126 Werling Dr. 
Fort Wayne, Tnd. 



45 3J6 



riDINGS 




Harold EX line, Ed. 
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.00 



ume XXX February 17, 1972 No. 20 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
iday ? February 20 
A.M. Communications Class 
b A.M.. Church School 
iOA.Mc Discipleship Class 
30 A, Mo Morning Worship 
'mom "JESUS, THE BELIEVER" 
■ 5s40 P c M t Lenten Vespers, Chapel 
tO - 7 P e M 8 Study & Fellowship Hour 
.5 P M C Communications Class 
mday, Feb ruary 21 

10 P„M Christian Education Comm, 
.esday, February 22_ 
10 P M Cabinet Meets 
;dnesday, February 23 
30P C M. Communications Class 
lursday, February 24 
30 P.M. Advance Plan Committee 
30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
turd ay, February 26 
30 A = M. Church Membership Class 




INVEST 
IN LOVE 



WEEK OF COMPASSION 

aUR GOAL - $1,000 
DISCIPLE GOAL $925,000 

Total Church School 

Offering, February 20 
Special Envelopes on 
February 20 or 27. 

Our annual 
"WEEK OF COMPASSION 
giving undergirds a year-long ministry 
in the name of Christ to emergency and 
refugee humanitarian needs around our 
world . Read and study page 4 of this 
TIDINGS and make a gift reflective of 
"one day's pay". 

JOIN IN SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP? 

In spite of weather, and flu, First: 
Christian has experienced strong and en- 
thusiastic worship in the past three weeks 
Decisions have been made weekly. Pews 
are full. People have appreciated the 
time with God and with one another. 
Join in this Sunday as we begin our Len- 
ten season which will climax with Easter 
on April 2 J 
LENTEN VESPERS SERVICES BEGIN: 

A forty minute service from 5 to 5:40 
p.m begins this Sunday evening. Music 
prayer, and a dialogue sermon on the 
first beatitude, Matt. 5:3, will start on 
Sunday. Youth and .adults will join to- 
gether. The youth program and adult 
Bible study will continue from 5:45 to 
7:00, or come only from 5:00 to 5:45. 



Officers Serving February 20 . .. y 

ELDERS: Ralph Church;Hendricks Love 

Alternates: Wm„ Caldwell, Wm. Grouse 

DEACONS; 

Steven Bruckman E. M. O'Laughlin 

Walter Keebortz Robert Petty 

Charles Ludwig Delmas Young 

Arthur Mowery 

DEACONESSES: Feb. 20, 27;March 5. 

Mrs. Ralph Church; Mrs. Max Finkhousen 

PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran 464 - Mr. Charles Dare con- 
tinues in recuperation from surgery. 
669- Mr. Fred Hilker continues treat- 
ment for heart. 

Parkview: 317 - Mrs. Nellie Roe con- 
tinues in recuperation from surgery. 
438 - Mrs. Leah Hayes undergoes tests, 
743 - Mr. Robert Smith, husband of 
Ina Smith. 

RESPONSIBILITY - Ralph Church of our 
congregation is the new chairman of the 
Finance committee of the Associated 
Churches of Fort Wayne. Individual gifts 
to Associated Churches over and above 
our regular church support are needed 
to help underwrite Weekday Christian 
Education. 

PASTORA.L CHANGE: Carlton D. Gam- 
son, has resigned as pastor of Central 
Christian Church in Elkhart in order to 
assume the pastorate of First Christian 
Church, El Paso, Texas, on June 5, 1972 

CLEANLINESS: Thanks goes to our cus 
todian Art Mowery, for the clean pews 
in the Worship Nave. He stripped the old 
dirt and wax off and has applied a fresh 
wax. Thanks, Art! 



RESPONSES TO INVITATION: 

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie L. Futterer, 
10744 U.S. # 27, South, identified 
with us in a transfer of membership on 
Sunday. 

Leslie came from the Evangelical 
Reformed Lutheran Church of Tell City, 
Indiana. Hortense from the Bethany 
Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, 
and originally of the First Christian 
Church in Knox, Indiana. Both are 
retired. We rejoice in this common 
identity together in our fellowship in 
Christ. 

GODSPEED TO EDWARDS' : 

Kenneth and Ruby Edwards are mov- 
ing this week to Scottsdale, Arizona, 
where they will both be in a warmer 
climate and closer to the majority of 
their family. We have appreciated the 
service, leadership, and faithfulness of 
this couple for 17-1/2 years at First 
Christian. 

IN MEMORY OF ABBIE SHOCKNEY: 

The following persons gave a total of 
$207. 00 to our Memorial Fund in mem 
ory of Mrs. Shockney at the time of he 
recent death. These will be listed in 
our new Memorial Book to be placed 
in the new repository in the Narthex: 
Members of the Friendly Bible Class, 
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gumpp, Doris. Blair 
Kay McDermid, Rae White, Harold E. 
Cline, Mrs. Ruth Hamer, Mrs. Peter 
Dannerlein, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Davis, 
Our Church purchased the book, "The 
Living Bible", paraphrased, for the 
church library in memory of Mrs. Abbie 
Shockney. 

SYMPATHY is extended to Herbert C. 
Banet and family in the recent deilh of 
a brother. 



YOUTH NOTES 

Beginning this Sunday, and for the 
Sunday evenings through Easter, both 
CYF and Chi Rho will participate in 
the Lenten Vesper Sendees in the Cha- 
pel from 5:00 - 5:40. Following this, we 
will go into our regular meetings until 
6:30 then be involved in Youth Choir 
from 6:30 to 7:00, Every youth in Jun- 
ior and Senior High is invited to be a 
part of this special Lenten worship 
learning-fellowship experience. This 
Sunday both groups will see the filmstrip 
"The Meaning of Lent" immediately fol 
lowing the Vespers. 

Our Junior Disciples will have Junior 
Choir from 5:00 - 5:30. Costumes and 
props will be planned for the Prodigal 
Son story. Be prepared to tell what the 
story is saying to us as Jesus told it. 

Worship and recreation will be held as 
usual. 

WEEK OF COMPASSION ART PROJECT 

Have you noticed the posters made in 
our children's classes in the church 
school? All are in the theme of the 
work that can be accomplished through 
our Week of Compassion offering that is 
to be received the next two Sundays- 
These posters are all on display in Fel- 
lowship Hall. Some of these will be 
sent to our Week of Compassion office 
in Indianapolis 5 after a period of dis- 
play here. 

There some will be selected for spe- 
cial national recognition and for display 
in the Interchurch Center at New York 
City in a national art display. 

The mobiles displayed around our buil- 
ding were made by the children's even- 
ing group/the leadership of Peggy Bus- 
kirk. 



BIBLE STUDY CUT -ACROSS CLASS 

A special 6 month long "cut-across" 
class is to begin March 5 during our 
Church School hour. This will be a 
Bible Study Class, studying specifically 
the Letter to the Romans. In order to 
enroll in this class, please call Mrs. 
Bi xenman and tell her of your inten- 
tion. In becoming a part of this class 
for a 6 month period, it is in no way 
necessary to give up membership in 
your regular class. Instead one simply 
retains 'his membership but is on leave 
for the 6 month period. Persons may en- 
roll from any existing class or from a- 
mong those jiot now involved in a class. 
There are two requirements: 1) a com- 
mitment to spend at least one hour in 
preparation each week and 2) reason- 
ably regular attendance. 

COMMUNICATIONS CLASSES 

All tlpree sections of the Communica- 
tions class are continuing. However, 
there is still room in each section for 
additional persons. Please come to any 
section you choose this coming week: 
Sundays at 8:00 a.m. , and 7c 15 p. m. 
and Wednesdays at 1:30 P.M. 

LAUBACH TUTOR' TRAINING WORK- 
SHOPS To be held February 22_ a 23 
and 24th at Trinity English Lutheran 
Church (Youth Lounge). Times. 9; 30 
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Anyone interested 
in attending this worshop, please call 
Mrs. Eugene Smith, 3738 Nokomis Rd„ 
747-6056 

Do not let the trivialities of this life 
blind you to the supreme importance 
of things eternal. 




IV 

one day's 
pay or 
more 



WEEK OF COMPASSION 

February 20-27 



I WAS HUNGRY * * * * 

"Three hundred million chil- 
dren under the age of five are 
now living in such bad conditions 
that it is physically and mental- 
ly impossible for them to reco- 
ver from those conditions and 
grow up into normal adults , " 
That is one of the 'facts of life' 
we sometimes glibly toss around 
- three hundred million unneces- 
sarily handicapped children. 
Millions of children going to 
bed hungry. 

I WAS NAKED ***** 

L ~ -:"-:"' --—■■ Ade quate clothing culturally 

acceptable is for the American, Canadian. Australian, "or Western Euro- ; 
pean a matter of style and taste, For many third- world citizens - refugees 
young children, and poverty-bound workers - it is a matter of survival and 
health. Right now as you read this, refugees are dying in India unneces- 
sarily because they lack warm clothing and blankets, 

I WAS HOMELESS ***** 

Life without a home, 23. million refugees and countless orphaned and 
abandoned children know what it is to have no place 'of their own'. No 
place where they are wanted. 

The abandoned child and the refugee are at the mercy of people around 
them. Whether they live or die may well depend on the love of a single 
individual or a group who is willing to say, "I will make a place for you" 

I WAS HUNGRY and you formed a humanities club and discussed my hun- 
ger. Thank You! 
I WAS NAKED and in your mind you debated the morality of my appear- 
ance. 

I WAS HOMELESS and you preached to me of the shelter of the love of 
God. 

HERE'S HOPE . s WEEK. OF COMPASSION c . . . FEBRUARY 20-27 
Let the. refugee, the victim, take on flesh and blood before your eyes. 
Translate your Week of Compassion offering in to medicine, doctors, 
food, clothing, shelter, social workers, drilled wells and schools. Say 
loudly and clearly . . . HERE'S HOPE! 



$20 will provide ten children a glass of milk a day for an entire year! 



?r. & Mrs. Ralph E. Church 
5126 Werling Dr. 
Fort Wayne* Ind. 



46306 



TIDINGS 




SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID 
AT FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 

Harold E. Cline, Ed 

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.00 



plume XXX February 24, 1972 No. 21 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
inday, February 27 
00 A. M„ Communications Class 
00 A.M. Church School 
10' A.M. Discipleship Class 
);30A„M o Morning Worship 
Simons "JESUS, THE MA.N FOR OTHERS 
UTSIDER AND REPRESENTATIVE" 
-5:40 P c . M Lenten Vespers, Chapel 
40 - 7 P.M. Study & Fellowship Hour 
15 P e M„ Communications Class 
[onday ? February 28 
3:00A„M.& 1? 30 P. M. Prayer Groups 
; 3 P . M . Pantry C ommitte e 
uesdayy February 29 
;30 P.M. Info. Services & Finance 
Wednesday, March 1 
s30 P e M. Communications Class 
:30P M. Elementary Teachers, with 
iifs.Bixenman, 1810 Chartwell Dr. 
:30 P.M. Worship Committee 
hursday, March 2, 
:30 P.M. Brummel Group 
aturday, . March 3 
:30 A.M. Church Membership Class 



SERMONS ON CONTEMPORARY JESUS 

During this Lenten season the Sunday 
morning sermons are focused on Jesus. 
We are trying to understand him as one 
relevant for us and as one who enables 
our lives . 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, "We must 
persevere in quiet meditation on the 
life, sayings, deeds, sufferings and 

death of Jesus in order to learn what 
God promises and what he fulfills, " 
February 27, "JESUS, THE MAN FOR 
OTHERS- OUTSIDER AND REPRESEN- 
TATIVE" Matthew 21 s3 3 -40 Rev: 3: 
17-20, 

March 5 - "JESUS THE MAN FOR 
OTHERS- REVOLUTIONARY, FREE- 
DOM FIGHTER, SERVANT, " Luke 4: 
18, 19; Mark 2:23-28; Philippians 2:5-11 

March i: 



March 19 



"JESUS THE MAN" 

Mark 3: 19b - 22, 31-35. 

"JESUS THE VICTIM" 
Colossians 1: 15-20 

Mar ch 26 - Palm. Sunday ~ "JESUS, THE 
CELEBRANT" Luke 14: 16-24 

April 2 Easter Sunday - "JESUS IS 
LORD" Acts 2:22-24; 32; 36-42 

LENTEN VESPERS - 5:00-5:40 P.M. 

The CYF's of West Creighton and 
North Christian will join with our youth 
and adults for singing accompanied by 
Steve Hall on the guitar and a dialogue 
sermon "Blessed are those who mourn 
for they shall be comforted. " We in- 
vite all for the vesper. You may i _or 
may not continue on until 7s00 in the 
further study group. -We start at 5:00 
promptly ! 



Officers Serving February 27 
ELDERS; Alfred Schell; Bert Leversee 
Alternates; Floyd Morrical; Cecil Rice 
DEACONS s 



jack Sauerwein 
Homer Stevenson 
Dempsey Weaver 



Herbert Banet 

Robert Hendricks 

Orie McDougle 

Donald Pomeroy 

DEACONESSES; Feb. 27^ March 5 

Mrs* Ralph Church^Mrs. Max Finkhousen 



PERSONAL MENTION 

BIRTHS s Congratulations to Mr, and Mrs 
Hugh Snow in the birth of a daughter, 
Priscilla Lynn, on Feb. 14, 1972 c 

Congratulations to Mr, and Mrs. Char- 
les Newman in the birth of a son, Adam 
Gregory, on Feb, 15, 1972, 

HOSPITALS s 

Lutheran ; 

Mr. Charles Dare in 464, and Mr. Fred 

Hilker in 669. Both are gaining. 

St . Joseph; 

Mrs, Teresa Smith, an aunt of Judy Aker 

had surgery on Tuesday. 

Parkview; 

Mrs, Nellie Roe is in 317, and Mrs. Leah 

Hayes, the mother of Sara Davis * is in 

serious condition in 438. 

Lutherans Mrs, Mae Beck in Moellering 

203. 

MAN'S BLACK OVERCOAT SWITCH; 

Men, check your overcoat if it is a gooc 
sized black coat. Contact the church of- 
fice if you find gloves or other items in 
the pockets which are not yours as well 
as the coat, 

SECRET PLACEs These quarterly devo- 
tional guides are available for a quarter 
in the Narthex or south entrance. A new 
quarter starts next week. We are mailing 
25 copies to homebound members and 
POWER to our out-of-town college youth 
and servicemen. 



RESPONSE TO INVITATION 
Miss Marcia Jessup , 
1009 High Street, identified with our 
congregation, in a transfer of member- 
ship from First Christian Church in 
Decatur, She graduated from practical 
Nurses training last week. She is em- 
ployed at Lutheran Hospital now. Marci 
has come for some months and partici- 
pated with the college and career group 
and the Discipleship Class series. We 
welcome this common commitment to- 
gether in Christ. 

ELEMENTARY TEACHERS MEETING! 1 

All those who teach in first-sixth grade, 
or who in any way work with these dur- 
ing the Sunday morning Church School 
Hour are asked to attend a planning and 
learning meeting at the home of Mrs. 
Bixenman, 1810 Chartwell, at 7;30 pm 
on Wednesday, March 1. 

WEEK OF COMPASSION; 
The annual giving for humanitarian and 
relief work done in our world through 
our Week of Compassion needs generous 
giving now. Use the special envelopes 
of the sets or in the pew holders this 
coming Sunday. This is a way in which 
we as Christians can be involved in min- 
istry in the name of Christ at the crisis 
points of our world. Give generously and 
sacrificially this Sunday. Our goal is 
$1,000. Sense your participation in 
world relief and rehabilitation, Vietnam 
Christian Service puts us in South Viet- > 
nam. Wherever wars or natural disasters 
strike whether it be in India, Vietnam, 
Pakistan or an earthquake, tornado, or 
hurricane in U.S. or Canada, we are 
there to serve in the name of Christ. It 
is a good feeling to participate in this 
ministry of lifting love. 



OUR CHURCH BOARD MAKES SIGNIFICANT DECISIONS ON FEBRUARY 8. 

A four-fold CHURCH VOCATION PROGRAM as jointly recommended by the 
Education and Outreach committees was approved. This provides for the fol- 
lowing to express our congregational commitment to God and to share in 
God's call to youth towards church vocations. 

1. Commitment and Recognition = a procedure to encourage youth con- 
ferences concerning vocations and public recognition of a signed intent for a 
church vocation, 

2, Church Vocation Scholarship - program loaning funds for up to 5 years 
of $750 each year for those preparing for a church vocation. If a church vo- 
cation is pursued, this loan is cancelled and made an outright grant, 

3, Church V ocation Scholarship Subsidy - a method for providing a Church 
Vocation Scholarship to youth outside our congregation in case we have no 
users in any academic year. This insures continuing support of one youth in 
church vocational preparation at all times . 

4, Summer Internship - This is a program of summer work for the church 
for youth committed to or seriously considering a church vocation. This pro- 
gram links church and youth, gives practical experience and testing, and ser- 
ves the church especially in youth example and stimulus,, 

The Policy Statement of the PANTRY PROGRAM was also approved, "The 
purpose of The Pantry is to afford an expression of our Christian concern thru 
the meeting of food and clothing needs of those who need emergency helpo" 
This program is a pilot effort which our people initiated and have worked 
through with the Welfare Dept ffl Referrals will come from them or congrega- 
tional members, 

A goal of $1, 000 for the Week of Compassion and the full usage of church 
school offering on February 20 for this purpose was approved. 

New steel doors were approved for the south entrance. The purchase and in- 
stallation of street signs to our church and a communications center in the 
hall outside the offices were approved. 

On recommendation of the Sounding Board committee a vacation policy for 
all fulltime employees of the church was approved. 

Resignations of Ken, Edwards and Al Powell as elders were accepted with re- 
gret. 

Present were: George Bruckman, Andy Cook, Ralph Church, Bert Leversee, 
Earl Plummer, William Caldwell, Al Schell, Ken Edwards, Ray Fredericks, 
Ted Bryan, Ben Taylor, David Griggs, Hendsricks Love, and Robert Rayl; 
Bud Ludwig, Orie McDougle, Merle Rice, Robert Hendricks, Walter Kee- 
bortz, Max Finkhousen; Mary Sue Ludwig, Margaret Love, Mary Love, Vir- 
ginia Bruckman, Edna Vaught, Marilyn Frappier, Wendall Glass, Debbie 
Allen, Walter Birkhold, Miriam Bixenman, and Harold Cline. 



YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP CLASS . . . 

This special class with the Pastor 
for youth of grades 6, 7, 8, began last 
Saturday at 9;30, Any new partici- 
pants should be present this week. We 
would encourage our youth in this 
class as a background experience for 
personal Christian commitment. 
Present the opening session were: Dan 
Church, Jaynie Jenkins, Chris Mc- 
Dougle, Mark Ravi, Dawn Schrock, 
Kenny Taylor, and Diana Wortley. 
Also enrolled and expected this com- 
ing Saturday are Jeff Bryan, Cory 
Church, Dan Griggs, Mm Johnson, 
and Paula Meadows, 

SUNDAY DISCIPLESHIP CLASS: 

A new series of Discipleship classes 
for high school, college age, and 
adults will begin at 9:00 a. m. on Sun- 
day, March 5. Contact Dr. Cline if 
you have questions about the series 
or desire to participate. The eight 
week series looks at basic issues of the 
Christian faith and our church. It is 
open for members, prospective mem- 
bers, or couples recently or about to 
be married. The Class meets in the 
first room north of Fellowship Hall. 

-+; sjs sf< :+, sjs % ifr •+: 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN"S FELLOWSHIP 

Monthly Group Meetings 
The SPICE Group will meet with Mrs, 
Gretchen Chamberlain, 2903 Capitol 
Wednesday, March 1, at 9:00 A.M.' 
Program by Mrs. Cecil Rice, Worship 
by Mrs, Hendricks Love. 
The BRUMMEL Group will meet with 
Mrs. Myrl Beachley, 4310 Kekionga 
Thursday, March 2, at 7;30 P.M. 
Program by Mrs. Beachley; Worship 
by Mrs. Mark Krull. 



BLANKET DRIVE 
Blankets are still needed badly! 
These will be sent through Church 
World Service wherever there is a 
need in the world, Bring a blanket 
or $3.00 - Church World Service 
will purchase one for you - to the 
church before. March 15 \ Place 
blankets in boxa't entry Give your 
money or check to Mrs. Fred Smell 
or the Church office. Mark your 
check "blankets" 

Sf. if >k >fe jj« $ ^ # % % 

PANTRY COMMITTEE 
The Pantry planning committee 
will have a meeting on Monday, 
February 28, at 7:30 p. m c in the 
adult classroom off Fellowship Hall 
where pantry supplies are kept. We 
will meet for reflection on the o 
peration of the Pantry to date, with 
Mr, Smith from the Welfare Dept. 
meeting with us. Any suggestions 
for the future operation of the Pan- 
try will also be taken up. 

YOUTH NOTES 
CM Rhos and CYF will attend the 
Vesper Service in the Chapel from 
5 - 5:40 p. m. this Sunday and 
every Sunday during Lent. Follow- 
ing the Vesper each group will 
have its own meeting, CYF will 
have as guests CYFers from West 
Creighton and North Christian to 
make pizza in our kitchen. 

The Junior Disciples will go to 
the Allen County children's Home 
to show their movies "The Story of 
Noah". Their meeting this week 
will be longer than usual because 
of this visit to the Home, but chil- 
dren will be taken directly to their 
homes rather than being returned 
to the church. 



'r. & Mrs, Ralph E. Chur 
5126 Weriing 
Fort Wayne, I 



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lume XXX March 2, 1972 No. 22 

CHURCH SALENDAR 
id ay, March 5 

)OA„M, Communications Class 
)0 A.M. Church School 
fOA.M. Discipleship Class 
; 30 A.M. Morning Worship 
iknon: "JESUS THE MAN FOR OTHERS 
VOLUTIONARY, FREEDOM FIGHTER, 
I.VANT" 

5:40 P.M. Lenton Vespers. Chapel 
tO - 7 P.M. Study and Fellowship Horn 1 
15 P.M. Communications Class 
.esday, March 7 



L5 P. Mo Elders Meeting 
)0 P.M. Church Board meeting 
j 00 Noon-Associated Churches Chris- 
tian Education meeting 
sdnesday,, Ma rch 8 
fp P.M. Nelson Group with Mrs. H. 
pvermyer. 
tursday, March 9 

30 F. M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
turd ay, March 11 
30 A.M. Youth Discipleship Class 



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nd. 46306 

FROM THE PASTOR: 

Greetings to you in Jesus Christ! Life 
is wonderful and overflowing when it is 
open and letting him and his spirit live 
inside us! Thanks for the large and re- 
sponsive, worship on Sunday! I believe 
the Spirit is alive and working in our 
midst! 

I rejoice in the new opportunities for 
adults in our Church School this coming 
Sunday. I pray that many who have not 
recently been in Church School will al- 
low these new opportunities to speak to 
them in terms of a meaningful. Christian 
learning experience. See page 3 for the 
full announcement. Start Sunday at 
9:00 A.M. You are welcome to come 
and join a group without pre -registration. 

May I make a suggestion concerning 
our Centennial and Indiana Appeal giv- 
ing. So that the financial secretary may 
make accurate recordings 5 please indi- 
cate the amount allotted for the Appeal 
on the outside of the envelope. You do 
not need to write a second check, but 
the amount fox the Appeal needs to be 
clearly marked. Thanks for the regu- 
lar and generous giving both to our bud- 
get needs and the Appeal which is a- 
bove and beyond ! 

Our Chapel was nearly full last Sun- 
day evening for our Lenten Vespers, at 
5:00 P M The sermon is a dialogue - 
both pulpit and pew. This Sunday we 
will be dealing with "Blessed are the 
meek, for they shall inherit the earth. " 

See you Sunday! May God bless you! 




ISi^j Officers Serving March 5 
ELDERS; Andrew Cook; Robert Rayl 
Alternates; Donald Smith; James Ruble 
DEACONS; 

Max Finkhousen Merle Rice 
Merle Grimm LeRoy Timbrook 

Robert Ogles Paul Yentes 

DEACONESSES; March 5 



Mrs,R;E, Church; Mrs. Max Finkhousen 

PERSONAL MENTION 

IN HOSPITALS; 

We share in much prayer and concern 
for those in the hospitals, pray and re- 
member these folksy 
Lutheran ; M-203 Mrs. Mae Beck, un- 
dergoing extensive treatments current- 
ly; 463 Mrs.DeAnn Crist, minor sur- 
gery on Monday and tests; 669 Mr, Fred 
Hilker, in serious condition. 
St. Joseph; 329 Mr. Orlie Conner, re- 
ceiving new treatment; 5G5 Mrs, Teresa 
Smith, the aunt of Judy Aker. 
Parkview; 410 Mrs. Mary Dilts, quite 
low and critical; 438 Mrs. Leah Hayes , 
the mother of Sara Davis, continues in 
critical condition, 

SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED; 

To the family of Nora M 9 Korn 5 a 
member, whose funeral the pastor con- 
ducted on 2/28/72. 

To Mrs. Ruth Ogles and family in 
the death of her mother ', Mrs c Ruth 
Hembdt, last Saturday. 
LAY WITNESS MISSION: Ruby Cline 
shared on the team at Hazelwood Chris- 
tian Church in Muncie this past week- 
end and reported at Vespers. On the se- 
cond weekend of March, she will be at 
First Baptist Church in Columbus, Ind. 
Our Evangelism committee is consider- 
ing the recommendation of such a Re- 
newal Weekend for our congregation. 



RESPONSES TO INVITATION: 

Mrs. Robert Schrock, 7528 Breckenwood 
Dr. , an d Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Wells , 
735 Poplar St. , united in our fellowship 
through transfer of membership on Sun- 
| day. We welcome these and are expect- 
! ing others to make a similar step in the 
I weeks ahead. 

Barbara Schrock comes from First Pres- 
! byterian Church here in Fort Wayne. As 
J a youth she was active in the United 
Christian Movement. She is employed 
at Strato-Flex and is in the home with 
Dawn in sixth grade, Denise in 5th , and 
Diana in second grade. Her husband, Bob, 
is a truck driver for Kroger and is an ac- 
tive leader in the volunteer fire depart- } 
ment at Waynedale. 

Vincent and Connie Wells come from 
West Creighton Christian Church. Vin- 
cent is a grinder at Zollner Piston and in- 
tends to sing with our choir. Connie is 
chairman for the upcoming community 
World Day of Prayer program this week 
and has been active as a youth counselor 
in church and in camp and conferences. 
They have two married sons and two 
grandchildren. 

We rejoice in the common commit- 
ment in Christ, responsibility in this re- 
lationship, and ministry in his name. 
Christ is the head of the church and every 
member is a channel and communicator 
of his love and grace. 

OPEN CHURCH WEDDING; 

Our congregation has been invited to 
the wedding and reception of Barbara 
Schroeder and Donald Short at 3;00 P.M. 
Saturday, March 11, at West Creighton 
Christian Church where she is Minister 
of Education. 



NEW ADULT CHURCH SCHOOL STUDY PROGRAM BEGINS SUNDAY AT 
9:00 A.M. 
Our Christian Education committee is initiating major changes in order 
to stimulate greater participation and opportunity for adults. We believe 
that study must be done at each stage of life so that the persistent questions 
of life can be seen from a Biblical and Christian perspective. Choose one 
of the following classes and start this Sunday. 

NEW OPTIONS j 

1» Six Month Bible Study on Romans - William Barclay's Daily Study Bible 
will be a resource — East end of Fellowship Hall. 

2. Six Month Elective on Christian Family Life - The Dimensions of Fam - 

ily Living - Middle section of Fellowship Hall. 

3. Six Month Elective on Communications - Basi cs for Communication in 

the Church -- Mrs. Bixenman's office. 

4. Eight Week Discipleship Series -- This special group with the pastor will 

begin this Sunday for 8 weeks - contact him - Room North of Fellow- 
ship Hall. 

C ONTINUING CLASSES : " 

1 College and Career Class - for single, taught by John Thompson - Study- 
ing some of Paul Tillich - Church kitchen. 

2, New Young Adult and Young Couples - taught by Ruby Clihe 

Life Full of Surprises by John Ogilvie, based on Sermon on The 
Mount — Northwest corner of Fellowship Hall. 

3. Come Double Class Group - Uniform Church School lessons - 

Southwest corner of Fellowship Hall 
4 Progressive Class - Combination of Uniform Lessons and Christian Life 

Curriculum - taught by Harold Crowder - Chapel. 
5o Friendly Class - Combination of Uniform Lessons and Christian Life 

Curriculum - taught by Jennie Morrical - Church Parlor 
The Berean and Class '58 will continue as social units for this six month 

period, but the groups will be involved in the various electives for 

this time. 

The invitation mat is out for any adult - You can choose on the basis of age 
grouping or on the basis of content. Be in Church School this Sun- 
day! Begin a new semester of learning. 

YOU ARE INVITED -- 

ALL ADULTS ARE WANTED IN CHURCH SCHOOL — 

YOU ARE, INVITED! 

ATTENTION CHURCH BOARD MEMBERS; Come to the Board meeting at 
8:00 P. M. next Tuesday for important business including Sunday Schedule 
and Trust Funds. 



CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 

Monthly Group Meetings 
The KEPPLE Group will meet with 
Mrs. Gladys Hoop, 3920 Bowser, 
Tuesday March 7, at 9:00 A. M. 
Program by Mrs. Stanley Cole, Wor- 
ship by Mrs. Fredericks Jenkins. 

The HIGDON Group will meet with 
Mrs. Vernon Montgomery, 716 Ar- 
cher Ave, , Wednesday, March 8, at 



YOUTH NOTES 

Both CYF and Chi Rho will at- 
tend the Vesper service in the 
Chapel Sunday from 5:00 - 5:40 
P.M. From there they will each 
have their own discussion group. 
Each will discuss the presentation 
made in the Vesper Service , with 
any additional thoughts on the 
third Beatitude: "Blessed are the 
Meek, for they shall inherit the 



7:30 P e M. Program by Mrs. Herbert 

Banet, Worship by Mrs. W.J. Williams. ^^ „ Youth Choir will meet 

The NELSON Group will meet with from 6l3 ° " 7j0 ° P « M < 
Mrs. Howard Overmyer, 920 Clay- 
burn, Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 
P.M. Program by Mrs. Wayne Koeh- 
linger, Worship by Mrs. Robert John 
son. 



Junior Disciples will go to the 
Lutheran Home immediately fol- 
lowing their Junior Choir rehearsal. 
at 5:00 p. m.j/the Disciples meet- 
ing at 5:30. 



COMMUNICATIONS CLASSES 

There has been some discussion 
regarding whether or not the Sun- 
day classes on Communications 
in the church, meeting at 8:00 
A.M. and 7:15 P.M. would con- 



ONGOING STUDY-PRAYER GROUPS: 

Every other week at 10:00 A.M. 
and 1:30 P.M. on Mondays, groups 
meet here at the church. There is 
also a night group rotating in the 
homes. If you are interested come 
to the church at either time on Mon- 
day the 13th, or contact Mrs. Miriam tinue. Both of these groups will 
Bixenman. continue to meet in the Christian 

Education office as usual. 
PREPARE FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP: =~===^========.-=======^==:=== 

Study Luke 4:lg ? 19: Mark 2:23-28 
and Philippians 2s 5-11 in preparation 
for the sermon at worship at 10: 30 
a.m. this Sunday. "JESUS, THE MAN 
FOR OTHERS - REVOLUTIONARY, 
FREEDOM FIGHTER, SERVANT, " 
Pray in behalf of each person joined 
in the worship experience, that God 
will be present and speak to the 
real issues of life. 



THE PANTRY NEEDS . , 
CANNED FRUITS 
CANNED VEGETABLES 



WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 
Will be on Friday, March3rd.at the 
Beacon Heights Church of the Breth- 
ren. - 



CHANGE THROUGH INVOLVE- 
MENT. 

This program, is beginning to be 
felt in the community. 90 volun- 
teers are already at work. 25 con- 
gregations have joined the Inter- 
Religious Action Council which 
sponsors this program. 



?r. & Mrs. Ralph E. Church 
5126 Werling Dr, 
Fort ; layne, Ind, 



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riume XXX March 9, 1972 No. 23 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
nday, March 12 

30 A.M. Communications Class 
30A.M, Church School 
30A C M, Discipleship Class^ 
:30 A. M. Morning Worship 
rmon: "JESUS, THE MAN" 
3Q - 5? 40 P; M. Lenten Vesper -Chapel 
p-= 7 P.M. Study ^Fellowship Hour„ 
15 P. M, Communications Class 
pnday, March 13 

>:OOA„M, & 1:30 P.M. Prayer-study 
DO P.M. Fellowship Guild - Mrs, Dare 
lesday, March 14 

30 P.M. Christian Education Comm, 
00 P. M, Montgomery Group 
lursday, March 16 
30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
iturday, March 18 
30 A.M. Youth Discipleship Class 



SEEING JESUS AS HE IS ! 

John Skoglund in Come_ and See , 
writes these pertinent paragraphs. 

"After discussion on "The Humanity 
of Jesus" in a young adult group , a girl 
exclaimed, 'Why, it looks like_he_was 
one of us! " 

"She was right, This has always been 
the faith of the Christian Church, 
Nevertheless ? it has been a part of the_ 
Christian faith that has most often been 
endangered. There is always a tenden- 
cy in human thinking to deify out of " 
existence the human in Jesus, We 
tend to make him so divine that we al- 
most forget the human" , 

The sermons during this Lenten sea- 
son are trying to see Jesus within a 
framework that speaks to our human 
need and life today. Jesus is central 
in the. life and faith of the church. 
He is central in the life of every belie- 
ves, May we worship and ponder what_ 
God has and is doing through Jesus 
Christ .-'*>,. 

The'sermon this Sunday in our 10:30 
Worship Hour is "JESUS, THE MAN", 
Study Mark 3: 19-22, 31-35, 

LENTEN VESPER - SUNDAY AT 5:00 
Singing accompanied by the accor- 
dian - a dialogue message on Matthew 
5:6 - prayer - these combine for this 
informal but spirit-filled time together. 
Youth Fellowships and Adult Bible Study 
continues on until 7:00 for those inter- 
ested. Several have appreciated deep- 
ly the aliveness and openness of the 
Lenten Vesper, 



Officers Serving March 12 1972 
ELDERS; Ray Fredericks; William Love 
Alternates; Ben Taylor; Gene Klepfer. 
DE ACONS; 

Ronald A^er Thomas Frappier 

Dennis Andrew John Hechler 

Larry Barnes Leon Johns 



Marvin Grouse 
DEACONESSES? March 12. 



19, 26 



Mrs. C. R. LudwigjMrs.H. Nordblom 

PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS s 

Lu&eranj M-203, Mrs. Mae Be 
463 Mrs. De Ann Ci 

)£_ 329, Mr. G: = 
5. Mrs, Teresa Sm . 
lews 410, M ' :, 47~ 

tter; 627 Roxa: 

• 

To R tfa of her km 

-d. s Both hs t faithful mera; 

turch. The pas lucted 

on Wednesday afternoon. 

To Sara Davis and family in the de 

Lees March 4, in 
Fair mount . 

To Grant Woodward and family in the 
his mother, Ella Woodward on 
March 2, 

To Jack Weicker and family in the 
death of his uncle on last Sunday. 
DEATH OF MEMBERS AWAY FROM HERE 

Dr, Garden Whelan on March 2 } in 
Florida. 

Mrs. Pauline Si grist Shank on March 3, 
in Indianapolis. 

CONGRATULATIONS % To Mr. and Mrs. 
Michael Terry in the birth of a daughter 
Jennifer Renee» 3 on March 3, 1972. 
WEDDING BY PASTOR; Loren Hanks and 
Judith Ann Scott on March 4, 1972 in the 
Chapel. They are residing at 257 Hoover. 



FEBRUARY AVERAGES; 

Church Worship 333 

Church School 155 

Budget Giving $ 1606. 17 

Appeal Giving $ 285. 34 

FEBRUARY ADDITIONS i 
Mrs. Rosemary Krull 
Mrs. Andrea Benny 
Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Futterer 
Miss Marcia J ess up 
Mrs. Barbara Schrock 
Mr. 8 Mrs. Vincent Wells 

WE REJOICE; 

Our February worship averaged next 
to the highest of this church year in 
i of flu and sickness. 
Our budget giving averaged above tl 
minimal budget askings. 

Our combined giving for our Centen 
nial Appeal now stands 

aba;' &15,254,05. Our total 

con- ts for the three years ending 

in December of 1974 is $64, S00 o 

had more additions than any othe 
: of th '■ :hurcl • ; 

WEEK OF COMPASSION GIVING; 

The amount received to date for this 
al offering totals $750.80, We wil 
wait on any scattered giving before mai 
ing out check for this annual gift to 
meet rehabilitation and relief needs a- 
round the world in the name of Christ. 
Our goal is $l s 000 o 
WANTED; All who want to serve the 
church ; but circumstances keep you 
homebound most of the time. For more 
information call Claire Schryver, 456- 
1651. 

PLEA FOR HELP; Any businessman who 
is a member of the Credit Bureau may 
be able to help the ministry of this chu- 
rch immeasureably. If a member of the 
Credit Bureau, contact senior pastor or 
Merle Rice 672-2748. 






CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 

Monthly Group Meetings 
The FELLOWSHIP GUILD WILL meet 
with Mrs, Charles Dare, 4527 Lafayette 
Esplanade, Monday, March 13,at7'30 o 
Program by Mrs. Owen V aught. 
The MONTGOMERY Group will meet 
with Mrs, Clair Buskirk, 4430 Wilm 
Tuesday, March 14, at 8 P.M. Program 
by Mrs. Max Finkhousen, worship by 
Mrs, Kenneth Hunt. 

The GAMBOE Group will meet with Mrs. 
Walter Birkhold, 221 W. Maple Grove, 
Tuesday, March 14, at 1 P.M. Program 
by Mrs. Vaughn Brickley, Worshi] 
Mrs. Elna Taylor. At this meetii 
group ^will hold a Silent Auction, 

TH RY 

The Pantry gave, food and clothing as- 

• families during February 
Already in March' we have helped five 
more families! 

Please continue bringing food and ; 
ingo This we especially need can- 

ned meats and .main dishes (casseroles,, 
macaroni & cheese, chop suey, etc.) 
Children's clothing, shoes, and. under- 
wear. 

Anyone interested in helping mark 
and put away clothing or being on call 
to give assistance, please call Marilyn 
Frappier, 485-8574, or Jackie Bryan 
485-8717. 

ATTENTION ALL WOMEN: 

The C o W F Sacrificial Luncheon on 
Tuesday, March 21, at 12; 30 P.M. is 
open to all, If you plan to attend con- 
tact the church office , or "V i r g in i a 
Bruckman, 485-0168 or Reba Fusselman 
747-5 92 7 . Reservations are desired no 
later than March 19th. 



YOUTH NOTES 
Both. CYF and Chi Rho will attend the 
Lenten Vespers in the Chapel at 5:00- 
5? 40 this Sunday, March 12, immediate- 
ly following the Vesper, each group will 
have its own meeting, using material 
brought out in the Vesper service as a 
take off point for discussion. Youth choir 
will rehearse from 6: 30 - 7s 00. Every 
youth is needed in this choir to help 
vide music for Palm Sunday and Easter. 
Each rehearsal is important. 

The Bell Choir Las begun rehearsal on 
Saturday mornings. If ; 

: 

I 

The junior C - 
day from 5s 00=5? 30 as tu 
iy foil 

This meeting i • : 3evoted tc 

. 

! 

LET S S GO TO A L J AP IN 

A 24 -hour LAO Y H ' . I 
duled for Friday 
April 15, ?t Christ bee 

inary in Indianapolis, It fc >e i 3:00 

on Friday and ends at 8:00 P M„ on Sat- 
urday. Trade off babysitting if 
in order to attend. Husbands and w 
are encouraged to go together. 

Singles, and persons young or old 
invited. Contact Mrs, Miriam Bixenman 
for registration information. All regis- 
trations must be received by April 4„ 
Registration is $8. 50 which includes 
lunch and dinner. Preparation reading is 
a new book The S a ving Possibility by 
William K. McElvanev. 



NEW ADULT CHU RCH SCHOOL PROGRA M 
Last Sunday everyone was enthusiastic about the new classes began in our 
Church School. The Bible Study Class which is making a study of the Let 
ter to the Romans is being taught by Jack Williams, with Edna Vaught as 
the back-up teacher.. Edna did the teaching this past Sunday The class 
studying the Dimensions of Christian Family Life is being taught by Mar- 
garet and Bill Love, Miriam Bixenman is the teacher of the cl s on Com- 
munications in the Church: 

Dr. Harold Cline began a new class in Christian Discipleship last Sunday, 
Ruby continues to teach a class of young adults currently studying "Lloyd 
Ogilvie's book, A LIFE FULL OF SURPRISES and had several additions to 
this group this past week* A group from the Come Double Class continues 
as does the Progressive Class, the Friendly Class, and the College and Ca- 
reer group 

, .Won't you consider becoming a part of one of these study groups for the 
next six months and really begin looking at your own values in the light of 
the Christian perspective and striving to work out for yourself a vibrant wor- 
kable faith for your own life? Come next Sunday! 

FROM THE PASTOR; ^ 

I rejoice at the evidence of life and participation on page 2. Yet, I am 
also aware of many more who need the strength and base of regular church 
rife . Our giving has been up and yet our expenses are running ahead o f 
projections as wel] ... Let's push on to see what God will do among us. 

I would see k to confront each reader with the importance of regular ex- 
pression of life each Lord's Day with the^ church. It lays the firm founda- 
tion for a^seven-fctory-week! Along with regular participation is the sensi- 
tivity to invite and bring others with you to find an experience and life in 
Christ, J^et's reach out both arrrong our membership and among those out- 
side the church in our community. 

Several acquaintance and Sharing Groups with the Clines are now being 
contacted. Ruby and I have taken a break since February 20 when we had 
our 20th group and 175 different members in such groups. We are hoping 
that all will be invited for such a group in our home before summer. If 
you cannot comewfcen first invited, be patient we will try again. 

On March 19th during our worship will be a brief congregational meet- 
ing to nominate and elect two members of our Nominating Committee for 
church officers.. This is important! Be thinking of people to serve on this 
important committee. • 



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wme XXX March 16. 1972 No. 24 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
iday, March 19 

)0 A.M. Communi cations Class 
)0A o M ; Church School 
)0 A.M. Discipleship Class 
:30 A. M. Morning Worship 
rmon: "JESUS, THE VICTIM" 
)0 to 5°A0 P C M. Lenten Vesper - Chap< 
tO - 7 P Mc Study & Fellowship Hour 
L5 P M Communications Class 
L5 P e M. Ushers Meeting 
Lesday, March 21 



:30 CWF Sacrificial Luncheon 

bo P M. Christian Action 

30 P t M t Church Cabinet 

tursday., March 23 

30 P e M Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

30 P. M u Trustees-Finance Com . 

■turd ay, March 25 _ 

30 A.M. Youth Discipleship Class 

00 P.M. BELL CHOIR REHEARSAL 



FROM THE PASTOR; 

Rejoicing in the what God is doing 
in the church and in my personal life 
overflows. I trust that all reading tins 
column and can sense the working of 
God in the life of this congregation. 
The singing of the strong Chancel 
Choir on Sunday morning added to a 
very full congregation in worship. 

Decisions were expressed among us. 
Greatly expanded worship opportunities 
are announced on page 3, from Board 
action of last week. People are enjoy- 
ing encounter and the reality of rela- 
tionship in face-to-face experiences at 
many points in the life of the church. 
Our sick and homebound are apprecia- 
tive of prayers and care and attention 
and calls made in their behalf. Our 
Pantry is reaching out serving and help- 
ing hands to hungry people who are in 
desperate straights in our community. 

One is applying now to work as a 
Summer Intern on our staff this summer. 
Spring is not just bursting out - much is 
bursting forth through the working of 
God in Christ and His Spirit. Praise 
God for the richness of His Spirit. Praise 
God for the richness of Him and His 
gifts to us ! 

"OUR CALENDAR FOR LENT" should 
now be in the hands of every member 
home by personal distribution by our 
Board members. Hundreds of others 
should now have received copies by the 
distribution by those in worship Sunday, 
Pray for God's teaching faith! 



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Officers Serving March 19 
ELDERS s James Ruble ; Earl Plummer 
Alternate - Ralph Church 
DEACONS; 

Steven Bruckman E. M O'Laughlin 

Walter Keebortz Robert Petty 

Charles Ludwig D elm as Young 

Arthur Mowery 

DEACONESSES; March .19,26 
Mrs. C,R. Ludwig; Mrs, H. Nordblom 

PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS? 

Lutheran; M-204 Mrs, Mae Beck; 488- 
Mrs.DeAnn Crist; 670=Mr. Harry Peter- 
son; 695~Mr. Louis Chasar. 
St. Josephs 505-Mrs. Teresa Smith 
Parkview; So, Unit- 204 Mrs. Vada Tat- 
man. j 410-Mrs. Mary Dilts-improve- 
ment; 347-Mr. Elmore Schlatter; 548- 
Mr, Andy Cook. 

SYMPATHY is extended to Mrs. Goldie 
Schlatter in the death of Elmore's sis- 
ter last week, 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCOUTS 

Our Scout Troop received the only 
plaque of this Council in the SOAR pro- 
gram. We are proud of our troop and 
its leaders, 

THANKS CHOIR; Our Choir was at a 
high number, of singers Sunday. We ap- 
preciate the regular and excellent ad- 
dition to our worsh ip„ Our Chancel 
Choir is ever open for new singers - 
let's fill both sides of our chancel area! 

The BELL CHOIR will rehearse at 5:00 
p.m. Saturday instead of their usual 
time „ 

DESIRE A COKE MACHINE? Our Property 
department is selling the coke machine, 
Make a bid and give to office or Ted 
Bryan, The highest bidder will receive 
it and proceeds will go to the PANTRY 
fund, THE PANTRY NEEDS; Canned 



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eats, 



RESPONSES TO INVITATION? 
Mr, & Mrs. Don Passwater, 1819 CresJ 

fohn Merrill! 



3528 Fairfield Ave 5 identified with ual 
in transfers of membership on Sunday. 

Don and Judy come from the North 
Christian Church here in town,, but had 
earlier been in several other Christian 
Churches. Both are natives of Hunting- 
ton. Don is a foreman in the Transfor- 
mer Plant of G. E. Judy is in the home 
with Lori, an eighth grader; Chris., a 
sixth grader; Dave, a second grader; 
and Rachel, age 3. 

John and Connie transferred back 
from the Christ United Methodist Chura 
in Scottsdale, Pa. He formerly was an 
Elder here and she a deaconess. John is 
Safety Director for the C & C.Bohrer Cc 
in his work as a civil engineer. Thej 
have two married children. We rejoice 
in this coming back among us again, 

The pastor stands ready to talk with 
any concerning a primary decision to 
accept Christ or a transfer of member- 
ship. Please feel free to call him or to 
invite, him for a visit to discuss this mal 
ter. Several families and individuals 
have been in recent contact. A goodly 
number of decisions are expected in 
coming weeks through Easter and Pentei 
costo We invite persons to find the sur^f 
render of life to Chiist or the re -affirms 
ation of such a decision in a transfer of| 
membership where worship, growth and 
service may be facilitated . Call for Dr.; 
Cline at 744-3239, or 747-6587. 

EASTER LILIES; Any families who de- 
sire Easter lilies for the home or in meH 
mory of someone are urged to share j 
them with the church. You may either I 
loan them for usage en Easter or have [ 
them sent and then delivered to some 
of our liomebound members. 



SIGNIFICANT CHURCH BOARD ACTIONS ON MARCH 7, 1972 

A joint recommendation from Worship, Education and Elders approved 
double Sunday morning worship services for Palm Sunday and Easter, March 
26 and April 2, The schedule will be First Worship - 8s 00 A.M. j Church 
School 9; 15 A.M and Second Worship - 10; 30 A.M. Jerry Zimmerman 
will play the organ for First Worship and the Children and Youth Choirs will 
sing both Sundays. 

Multiple Worship Services were approved on a regular basis starting April 9. 
The rationale for this move is (1) to provide for variant worship experiences 
to meet needs of different people; (2) to provide variant times so that cir- 
cumstances and limitations by work can still leave time for worship; (3) to 
open doors for service and participation in the three services; and (4) to em- 
phasize worship as central in the life of each believer and the life of the 
church. Each of trie three services will be a full and valid worship with 
scripture, prayer, music, offering, invitation and communion. 

8:00 A.M. - First Worship - emphasis on quiet and meditation with ser- 
mon and informality. 
10; 30 A.M. - Second Worship - Traditional service with strong choir and 

musical emphasis, 
8:00 P.M. - Celebration Worship - Contemporary religious music with 
guitar and accordian - Emphasis on group participation - 
Late opportunity for cottagers and others out of town on 
Sunday mornings. 
Our Church School will be from 9; 15 to 10:15 with a prompt starting time. 
Our Evening Youth will begin at 6; 30 P M. One hired person will head the 
child care program through all worships. 

The Advance Planning Committee, was dissolved in lieu of a new commit- 
tee to develop a new statement of purpose and 5-year goals for the congre- 
gation. The work of the former committee will be within the perspective 

of the larger work now outlined. 

April 30 at 5:00 P.M. was approved for a Congregational Dinner and Busi- 
ness meeting including election, budget approval and other important con- 
cerns. 

Sale of coke machine was approved. A new membership directory publish- 
ed as of June 30, 1972 was approved. A folder for use in calling and inform- 
ing on our program was given a go-ahead. 

Present were: George Bruckman, Ted Bryan, Earl Plummer, Hendricks Love. 
Wm. Caldwell, Floyd Morrical, Al Schell, Rolland Ripple , Ber, Taylor Jim 
Ruble, David Griggs, Ray Fredericks, Harold Crowder, Wm.Love, Merle 
Rice, Delmas Young, Art Mowery, Max Finkhousen, Walter Keebortz, T©m 
Frappier, Larry Barnes, Ron Aker, Merle Grimm.,3 Maiy Love, Judy Church, 
Ruth Plummer, Margaret Love, Virginia Bruckman, Lois Finkhousen, Hugh 
Rice, Wendell Glass, Bert Leversee, Judy Aker, Debbie Allen, Walter 
Birkhold, Miriam Bixenman, Edna Vaught, Harold Cline. 



CALLING MEN TO USHER: 

We are inviting any interested man 
to help with ushering during worship to 
a meeting this Sunday evening at 7s 15, 
Our concern is to expand and improve 
this aspect of meeting and serving peo- 
ple at the time of worship, All current 
ushers are urged to come along with 
any willing to assist i n this way, 

CALLING ALL WOMEN? 

BLANKET DRIVE closes this Sunday, 
Please bring blankets no later than this 
Sunday or the money for one. These 
are used through Church World Service 
to meet emergency needs around the 
world, Keep someone warm who is 
without, Serve in Christ's name in pro- 
viding warmth, 

SACRIFICIAL LUNCHEON sponsored 
by CWF will be next Tuesday at 12s 30 
P M„ Make reservations with Virginia 
Bruckman, 485-0168 or Reba Fussel- 
man, 747-5927 by this Sunday evening 
All women are invited. Program and 
Worship is in charge of Gamboe Group 
serving is the Kepple Group; and host- 
ing is the Spice Group. 

CALLED CONGREGATIONAL MEET- 
ING? 
A brief time in our Sunday morning 
Worship will be used to nominate and 
elect two members for the°Chuich No- 
minating committee, George Bruck- 
man has selected Judy Church and 
Merle Rice to serve. The congrega- 
tion must nominate and elect two 
more people this Sunday, These four 
then choose a fifth member and work 
with the pastor in preparing nomina- 
tions for our congregational dinner 
s,nd meeting at 5; 30 P M Sunday 
April 30. 



SUMMER ACTIVITIES WORK- 
SHOP 
The 1972 Summertime Activities 
Workshop will be held at First 
Baptist Church , 2323 S, Fairfield 
from 9:00 A. M, to 12 Noon, Fri- 
day, March 17, Anyone interest- 
ed in helping with Vacation 
Church School or other summer- 
time activities this year is urged 
to attend. There will be child 
care. There will be separate 
workshops for those interested in 
Vacation Church School , camp- 
ing, summer recreation, special 
events, and retreats. 

YOUTH NOTES? 

Both Chi Rho and CYF members 
are urged to attend the Vesper 
Service on Sunday from 5-5:40 
in the Chapel. Immediately fol- 
lowing the Vesper, each group 
will have its own separate meet- 
ing discussing ideas growing out 
of the Vesper. Youth Choir will 
rehearse from 6:30 - 7:00. The 
choir is now rehearsing Easter mu- 
sic. 

Junior Choir will rehearse from 
5:00 tp 5s 30, followed by Junior 
Disciples, These young Disciples 
will prepare and enjoy a spaghetti 
supper together, Mrs. Daryl Cart- 
melj a missionary home on leave 
will be the guest speaker, 

WORSHIP SUNDAY MORNING: 

Our worship Sunday will focus 
on the cross with the sermon, 
"JESUS, THE VICTIM", Colos- 
si ans 1:15-20. 

See you at 10:30 A, M! 



& Mrs. Ralph E. Church 
5126 Werling Dr 
Fort Iayn©t I^d 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 
unday, March 26 Palm Sunday, 



;00 A, M. First Morning Worship 
j 15 A.M. Church School 
:15 A.M. Discipleship Class 
0:30 A.M. Second Morning Worship 
ermon: "JESUS, THE CELEBRANT" 
:00 - 5:40 P.M. Lenten Vesper -Chape] 
:45 - 7 P.M. Study & Fellowship Hour 
1 15 P.M. Communications Class 
londay, March 27 
A.M. & 1:Q0 P.M. Prayer-Study 
:30 P c M. Prayer-Study at Akers 
Wednesday, March 29 
':30 P.M. Budget Committee 
laundy Thursday, March 30 
:30 P.M. Communion Service 
rood Friday, March 31 
j:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M. Services at 
Calvary Presbyterian Church 
|:30 P.M. Youth Service at First C.C. 
aturd ay, Ap ril 1 
30 A. M. Youth Discipleship Class 



tofjo corned 



PALM SUNDAY DOUBLE WORSHIP; 

As we begin Holy Week, our church 
is expanding our Sunday morning wor- 
ship to two opportunities 

8:00 A.M. - First Worship 
9: 15 A. M. - Church School 
10:30 A.M. - Second Worship 

Music for First Worship will include 
numbers by the Children's Choir and al- 
so the Youth Choir. A trio of Margo & 
Doris Parlette and Pat Fountain will sing. 
Jerry Zimmerman will be at the organ. 

Music -Second Worship includes an 
anthem in which the Chancel Choir will 
be joined by the congregation and trum- 
pets. Natalie Urich will be soloist. Vee 
Parlette will be at the organ. 

The sermon for both hours will be, 
"JESUS, THE CELEBRANT" Luke 14: 16- 
24. Baptisms are likely at both worship 
hours providing notification of intent is 
made before Sunday. Shout and sing 
"Hosannas" and "Praise to the Lordjand 
"Blessed is He who comes in the Name 
of the Lord", on this Palm Sunday in 
worship ! Christ is leading forth as Lord 
of Life ! 

Worship God this Sunday at First Chris- 
tian Church at either the 8:00 or 10:30 
A.M. Worship hours. Our Lenten Ves- 
per is at 5:00 P.M. * 



Robt„ Hendricks 
Donald Morgan 



Jack Sauerwein 
Homer Stevenson 
Dempsey Weaver 



Officers Serving March 26 
ELDERSj 

8s 00 A.M. Ted Bryan & Geo.Bruckman 
10;30A.M David Griggs & Alfred SchelJ 
Alternates; B Leversee &J Ruble 
DjEACQNSs 

Ronald Aker 

Romane Cole 

Merle Grimm 

10:30 A, M. 

Herbert Banet 

Robt. Hendricks 

Orie McDougle 

Donald Pomeroy 

DEACONESSES; March 26 

Mrs . C . R . Ludwi gj Mrs . H . Nordblom 

PERSONAL MENTION 
WEDDING BY PASTOR; 

Maurice Keith Sperry and Cheryl Louise 
Franklin were married in the Chapel on 
3/10/72. They are residing at 909 Till- 
man Road, 
IN HOSPITALS: 

Parkview; 410-Mrs.Mary Dilts, now re- 
ceiving theraphy twice daily; 548- Mr, 
Andrew Cook, who expects release about 
mid-week; 347 Mr. Elmore Schlatter; 
S-204 Mrs, Vada Tatman. 
St. Joseph: 505- Mrs. Teresa Smith. 
Mrs. Charlene Craig was in and out last 
week with minor surgery & a good report, 
Lutheran: 137 £ Mrs. DeAnn Crist; 329- 
Mrs. Cheryl Sperry; 589 Mrs. Ferne Rit- 
tel; 670 Mr. Harry Peterson; whose wife 
is a member here. 

FAREWELL: Gary and Elaine Burkhardt 
and son are leaving Fort Wayne in amove 
this week since he has work in Union City 
Elaine is a sister of Don Morgan 
Best Wishes ! 



INVITATION TIME-DECISION TIME 
Someone has said, "Man is free to 
choose torment without God rather than 
happiness in God; he has a right to 
hell, as it were. " 

The matter of decision in Jesus Christ 
is of crucial importance. It is either 
opening life to the light coming through 
him from God or closing life and cursing 
God because of the darkness. 

Our invitation each week is: 

1. P rimary Decision for Christ: 

Those who believe inwardly that Jesus 
is the Christ j the Son of the living God, 
and who desire to turn life consciously 
after him in repentance are asked to 
come forward to publicly acknowledge , 
this commitment, You verbally affirm 
your allegiance to Christ, This is fol- 
lowed by baptism which is a represent- 
ation of his death, burial, and resurrec- 
tion as you die to your old self and rise 
to new life in his Spirit, 

2. Transfer of Membership 

Persons are asked to come forward to 
indicate a willingness to join in the life 
of this congregation. We will make 
necessary church contacts following this 
expression. We teach and practice bap- 
tism by immersion of believers for those 
who have not shared in this Biblical and 
universal Christian experience. 

3 . Recommitment of Life 

Persons whose relationship with Christ 
has slipped and who sense a starting 
again may come. Others may come 
out of dedication and faithfulness, but 
who sense a new depth or growth in re- 
lationship. Others may come simply to 
seek prayers in their behalf. 



YOUTH NOTES 
On both Palm Sunday and Easter, all of 
our youth, groups, CYF, Chi Rho, & Jun- 
ior Disciples, are asked to attend the 
Vesper Service at 5; 00. We feel that 
since these services may well include 
baptismal services it is well for all to 
attend. Immediately following the Ves- 
per, each group will have its own meet- 
ing, 

SPECIAL NOTICE? There will be no 
regular youth meetings on the two Sun- 
days, April 16 and 30, since there will 
be a 4 hour session for youth and adults 
to discuss the COCU Plan of Union on 
April 16; and a full congregational din- 
ner and business meeting on April 30 . 

STUDY-PRAYER GROUPS 
All three of our study-prayer groups 
will meet on Monday, March 27, The 
morning group will meet at 10s 30 with 
Peggy Buskirk as study leader. The af- 
ternoon group will meet at IsOO (note 
time change) with Donna Johnson as 
leader. Both of these groups will meet 
in the Christian Education office. The 
evening group will meet at 7% 30 with 
Ron and Judy Aker, 6226 Covington Fid, 
Anyone interested in being a part of one 
of these groups is asked to come to the 
meeting of their choice, 
SUNDAY BULLETIN INSERT; Last week 
we listed members whose addresses are 
unknown. Will you make every effort to 
track down anybody who might be a 
lead for an address. We freed address, 
zip number, and telephone number. 
Please seek to give us this complete in- 
formation, 

OUR BELL CHOIR: will hold its final re- 
hearsal for Palm Sunday on Saturday 
march 25, at 9% 30 a.m. Notify Mr. Par- 
lette, if for any reason, you cannot be 
present. 



MAUgD^THURJDAY 



7;3Q P M Thursday, March 30, Our 
Pastor will be leading in a quiet service 
focusing on the Upper Room experience 
when Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper 
with the Disciples. It will be a time 
through identification with the persons 
in that Upper Room long ago. We will 
come forward to receive communion, 
COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP 
1;00 P. M. Friday, March 31, at the Cal- 
vary Presbyterian Church. Dr. Harold E. 
dine will be preaching for this service 
for southeastern Fort Wayne . Our Chan- 
cel Choir will be singing with Charles 
Newman as soloist, for the anthem. 

7% 30 P. M. Friday, March 31, at the 
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Rev. La- 
Verne Sandy assisted by Rev, Marvin 
Deerhake and Rev, William Meddock 
will lead an Ecumenical communion 
for Good Friday for S. E. Fort Wayne. 

Our church along with other neigh- 
borhood churches is sponsoring the dis- 
play next week in South Town Mall, 
It will be near Ayres with a Cross and 
tracts on the resurrection available to 
be picked up. 

7s30P o M. Friday, March 31, at the 
First Christian Church is the Fort Wayne 
Youth Good Friday Service, A goodly 
number of youth from several churches 
have been working for weeks in plan- 
ning and preparing for this special ob- 
servance of the crucifixion. All youth 
are urged to come and it is open for 
any worshippers . 



CHURCH NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
The following will be called togeth- 
er by the Pastor to work on nominees 
for church offices for the new church 
year beginning in July, Judy Church, 
Merle Rice. Floyd Morrical, Hugh 
Rice, and Val Taylor, Suggested no- 
minees may be given to them or made 
on the floor of the congregational 
meeting on April 30, providing the con- 
sent of the nominee and the support of 
three other members is obtained. The 
work of this committee is important 
toward the on -going leadership of this 
congregation. 

THE PANTRY NEEDS FOR THIS WEEK: 
Baby Food, peanut butter & hot cereal. 



EASTER LILIES: 

You may either bring or have 
sent Easter lilies as a gift or a 
memorial remembrance for our 
Easter Worships, Those not picked 
up will be taken to our 'Shut-ins, 
You may provide one and then 
take it home for enjoyment there 
after the Sunday worships. These 
can help beautify our worship nave 
for this joyous Sunday. 

SALE OF COKE MACHINE: 
. The coke machine in the N.E. 
comer of Fellowship Hall is for 
sale to the highest bidder. Make 
a bid and submit to office or to 
Ted Bryan. The proceeds will go 
to the Pantry Fund . 
****** 



*****; 

FROM THE PASTOR: 

The presence of 392 in Morning Worship, the depth of sharing and care 
in the Lenten Vesper and Bible Study, and the positive attitude among our 
people causes rejoicing. I am deeply concerned that all of us find the 
growing strength and also the contribution which we make through regular 
worship whenever we are able and whenever we are in town. The centrality 
of worship and the richness and base of life that it provides is at the core of 
our decision for multiple services. On Palm Sunday we are having identical 
Morning Worships except for the variance in our musical leadership. 

Another positive thing happened on Sunday evening, 24 men were pre- 
sent to plan towards our new expanded ushering program. In addition to 
these men several others have agreed to serve through phone contacts made 
last week. We look forward to their added service for worship each week. 
We thank the continuing ushers and the new men who will serve our congre- 
gation in this way. 

Through our Education department, child care will be provided for pre- 
schoolers during First Worship and then we will have our regular program 
during Second Worship. Those up through fourth grade will begin worship 
with parents and then leave for the Children's program during worship after 
the Children's Sermonette. The very young go to their rooms directly at 
the beginning of Second Worship. 

JOIN WITH US THIS SUNDAY AS WE PRAISE THE LORD IN PALM 
SUNDAY WORSHIP.^^ £ ^^_ 



& Mrs. Ralph 5. Church 
5126 Werling Dr. 

Fort ti^yne, Ind. 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 
aster Sunday. April 2 
:00 A.M. First Morning Worship 
:15 A.M. Church School 
:15 A.M. Discipleship Class 
0:30 A.M. Second Morning Worship 
ermon: "JESUS IS LORD" 
:00 to 5:40 P.M. Lenten Vesper -Chapel 
1:5 to 7 P. M G Study & Fellowship 
15P M ( . Communications Class 
15 P M Nominating Committee 
onday, April 3 
30 P.M. CWF Study Leaders 
uesday, April 4 
jOOA.M. Kepple Group 
!00 P. M c Church Board 
Wednesday, April 5 
jOO A.M. Spice Group 
30 P. M, Higdon Group 
j iursday, April 6 
30 P„ M. Brummel Group 
30 P. M c Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
iturday, April 8 
30 A.M. Youth Discipleship Class 



EASTER WORSHIP - Joy and Victory will 
ring through our full worship hours which 
are identical except for Choirs and Or- 
ganists. Sermons "JESUS IS LORD" Acts 
2. Sermonette, "New Clothes"G.olossians 
2:12: 3:3. 
FIRST WORSHIP - 82OO A.M. 

Children's Choir singing, "Christ Tri- 
umphant" and Youth Choir singing^ "Pass 
It On". Jerry Zimmerman, organist, Nata- 
lie Urich, director. 
CHURCH SCHOOL - 9: 15 A. M 

Classes for all ages or interests - Be 
prompt since our Church School is now 
only one hour .Be in class at 9:15. 
SECOND WORSHIP - 10:30 A.M. 

Chancel Choir is singing "Worthy is 
The Lamb" and "Fanfare for Easter Morn" 
accompanied by a brass ensemble, Mr. 
and Mrs. Don Parlette directing and 
playing. 

LENTEN VESPER - 5;00 P.M. 

Singing - Sharing - Dialogue Message 
"Breaking Down Barriers" Matthew 5:9. 
You may stay for study and Fellowship 
groups from 5:45 until 7:00 p. m. 

% ik >k ;k jfc %■ % *. 

EASTER OPPORTUNITIES: 

8:00 A.M C «■ First Worship 
9sl5 A.M C - Church School 
10:30 A. M. - Second Worship 
5 : 0* P . M . - Lenten Vespers 



Officers Serving April 2 
ELDERS: 

<i 00 A,M. James Ruble; Roll and Ripple 

10; 30 A,M q Cecil Rice^ Ray Fredericks 

DEACONS; 

10:30 A.M. 

Max Finkhousen 

Merle Grimm 

Robert Ogles 

USHERS: 8s 00 A.M. 



Merle Rice 
LeRoy Timbrook 
Paul Yentes 



Fvobert Johnson, Don Smith, Russ WortleyCory Rex Church, son of Ralph & Judy 



EIGHT RESPOND TO INVITATION: 
Eight of our youth received Christ into 

life as Lord and Savior expressed through 
public confession of him and baptism, in- 
to him. that he might live through them 3 . 
Jeffery Eugene Bryan, son of Ted and 
Jackie Bryan, 7135 Denise Dr. is a sixth 
grader at Shambaugh School, Jeff enjoys 
fishing, camping, hiking and sings in our 
children's choir. 



Jim Kirsch, John Weicker, Mark Snyder, 

M, G a Heller, 

10:30 A, M. 

Mac Olson, Rex Clifton, Ed. Allen, Jim 

Taylor, Homer Stevenson, Wayne Koeh- 

linger, M Q G. Heller. 

DEACQlggSESj March 30, April 2 ; 9 

Mrs. Ronald Aker^Mrs. William Love 

HOSTESSES - for Fellowship Time - 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Allen 

SUNDAY AT FIRST CHRISTIAN 3/26 

First. Worship 1 10 

Second Worship 413 

Total Worship ...... 523 

Church School 218 

PERSONAL MENTION 
SYMPATHY is extended to Drjack Wil- 
liams and family in the death of his fa- 
ther in Florida last week, 
IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran : 137 Mrs. Da Ann Crist, 560 - 
Mrs, Mildred Young; 670 Mr e Harry Peter- 
son; 

St. Joseph: Mrs. Teresa Smith was mo- 
ved to Turtle Creek Convalenscent Cen- 
ter on Hobson Road. 

Parkview: 347-Mr. Elmore Schlatter;410 
Mrs. Maiy Dilts; 543 Mr. Andrew Cook; 
S-204 Mrs. Vada Tatman; 623 George 
Ludwig; 449 Mrs. Nellie Roe; 749 Rogsr 
Parkerson; Susan Gumpp was in last week 
for oral surgery, 



Church, 5126 Werling Dr. is a sixth 
grader at Village Elementary. Cory is 
active in Boy Scouts and Little League 
baseball, enjoys skating, stamp collect- 
ing, and pingpong, and sings in our Jun- 
ior Choir; 

Daniel Kent Church, also the son of 
Ralph & Judy Church, is a 5th grader in 
Village Woods Elementary. Dan Collects 
coins, plays Little League baseball, en- 
joys basketball, and sings in our child- 
ren's Choir, '! 
Deborah Kay Clifton, the daughter of Rex 
and Adelee Clifton, 3525 Contesse Dr. is 
a sixth grader at Southwick School, 
Debbie plays the piano, water skies, and 
collects stamps, 

R ex Alan Clifton, is the son also of Rex 
and Adelee Clinton, Rex is an eighth 
grader in Village Woods Jr. Hi, He plays 
organ, likes football, basketball, & track. 
He is a swimmer taking life saving, likes 
to ski, bo atri ding, and ride snowmobiles. 
Mark Pvob in Rayl, son of Robert and Mar- 



ilyn Rayl, 5109 Fernwood Ave. is a 4th 
grader in Christian Day School . Mark 
enjoys animals and wants to be a veter- 
inarian. He currently is raising guinea 

pigs* 

Dawn Arleen Schrock, daughter of Ro- 



bert & Barbara Schrock, 7528 Brecken- 
wood. Dawn is active in Girl Scouts, 
likes roller skating, and soccor, and sings 
in our Children's Choir 



From Page 2, Column 2. 

Kenneth Lee Taylor, son of Ben and Val | 
Taylor, 5215 Werling Dr. is a seventh 
grader in Village Woods Junior Hi. Kenny 
enjoys ice skating and camping, 
CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 

Monthly Group Meetings 
The KEPPLE Group will meet with Mrs. 
Stanley Cole, 7430 S.S. 24, West, Tuesday 
April 4, at 9 A.M. Program by Mrs. M. 



MAUNDY THURSDAY COMMUNION 

Thursday, March 30, 1972 
Join Jesus and find yourself confronted 
Bixenman, Worship by Mrs. Henry Flower! b Y similarities with the disciples of old. 



The SPICE Group will meet with Mrs. G 
H, Chamberlain, 2903 Capitol, Wednesday 
April 5, at 9 A.M. Program by Mrs. Davie 
Hogg, Worship by Mrs. Earl Plummer. 
The HIGDON Group will meet with Mrs. 
Herbert Banet, 933 W„ Oakdale, Wednes- 
day, April 5, at 7s30 P.M. Program by- 
Mrs. Paul Truby; Worship by Mrs. Art 
Mowery, 
The BRUMMEL Group will meet with 



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Come at 7; 30 P M, Thursday for this 
different and impressive service. 
COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP 
1:00 P.M. Friday, the 3 1st at Calvary 

Presbyterian. Our choir is singing and 

our pastor, preaching, 

1% 30 P.M. Friday the 31st at Calvary 



Presbyterian, Ecumenical Communion 

Worship. 

7:30 P B M. Friday the 31st, at First Chris- 



tj tian Church, We are hosting a sendee 

Mrs, Larry Barnes, 1547. Knox, New Haven. & 

for all youth of the community. This is 
open for interested adults as well, 
WORSHIP AT 8:00 or 10:30 A.M. SUN- 



Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 P c M a Pro- 
gram by Mrs, Ronald Aker, Worship by 
Mrs, Ronald Gerow, 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN MEMORY OF MR. FRED HILKER 

The following donors gave through our 
church to the Emily Flinn Home at the 
time of the death of Mr.Hilker ? the to- 
tal amount of $35, from Mends living 
on High St, , Mrs, Nellie Newland, Mrs. 
John Lahmeyer, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Birk- 
hold. Members of the Gamboe gave an 
offering which was placed in the Mem- 
orial Trust Fund to be used for scholar- 
ships. 

CWF STUDY LEADERS HELP: 

All who will lead and of the study for 
CWF on "SHINNY DOWN YOUR SYCA- 
MORE" are asked to come to a meeting 
next Monday, April 3, at 7: 30 P.M. in 
Christian Education Office. 



DAYs 

Since we were near capacity during 
Second Worship last Sunday, it might 
help seating for some to make special 
effort to come for First Worship! 

Come and praise God for the victory 
of Christ ! 

EASTER LILIES : 

May we ask that all Easter Lilies to 
adorn our Worship Nave be brought or 
sent to the church by 3:00 p.. m, on 
Saturday, Any which are not taken by 
7:30 P„M. Sunday, or are not marked 
to be saved, will be delivered to some 
of our homebound members, If the lilies 
are a special memorial item, this 
should be noted with the Lily so that we 
can list these next week. 




SPECIAL OFFERING GOAL $£,000. 

Our special Easter offering for mis- 
sion,, education, benevolence, and 
regional and national church efforts 
will be received in the special en- 
velopes and Church School this Sun- 
day, 

Ministerial relief for our aged 
ministers whose pensions would be 
under $1, 000 per year is a major 
concern of this offering. Evangel- 
ism, including the new forms of 
Lay Witness Mission and Living 
Room Evangelism, is another em- 
phasis. 

This offering is above our regu- 
lar bu.dg.et givi&g- which incites money for outreach. This week we sent 
our total Week of Compassion offering of $775; our March check for causes 
through Unified Promotion of $750. and our March check for Associated 
Churches of Fort Wayne and especially its program of Weekday Christian 
Education of $166. 67 '. 

ATTENTION BOARD MEMBERS : All Elders, deacons, trustees, deaconness 
es, and other board members are urged to be present at 8 p.m. next Tues- 
day, the 4th, to act on important issues. Business items for Board action 
include; 

From Sounding Board Committee - 1) Salary policy for church; 2) Pro- 
posal to increase secretarial staff;; 3) Action on Summer Intern application; 
From Information Services Committee;4) Endorsement for Annual Report. 
From World Outreach Committee 5} Recommendation for at least a 5% 
increase in Outreach support until a 50% of loc»l budget is achieved. 

From Finance Committee & Trustees, 6) A program for Memorials, Wills, 
tir-.d Special Bequests and implementation motions. 

From Finance Committee, 7) Proposed 1972-73 budget; 8) Motion to ac- 
cept a Memorial piano for Choir room. 

YOUTH NOTES; CYF, ChiRhd and Junior Disciples will join in the Lenten 
Vesper at 5:00 this Sunday. All will then go to their groups at 5:45 P.M. 
Children's Choir will not rehear:?-, but the Youth Choir will from 6:30 P.M. 
to 7:00. 

Junior Disciples are asked to bring a list of words made from the letter in 
"The First Easier". Rehearsal for the play will continue. 
CALL FOR BOOKS FOR W ^ Dlf&Ss 

Will all- persons who have s which c?.me from ihe personal library of 

M . Dills return them _ .lately to the church office. Mrs. Dilts and 



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Volume XXX April 6, 1972 



No, 27 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
unda y, April 9 

1:00 A.M. First Morning Worship 
l:OOA.M, Communications Class 
115 A.M. Church School 
K5A.M. Discipleship Class 
0:30 A„ M. Second Morning Worship 
ermon; JESUS, THE MAN FOR ME 
»:3Q P. M. Study and Fellowship 
':15 P.M. Communications Class 
Is 00 P. M c Celebration Service 
/tonday, April 10 
0:00 A f M. Prayer- Study Group 
:0:30A,M, Pantry Committee 
[:30 P.M. Fellowship Guild 
:30 P.M. Prayer- study group 
Tuesday, April 11 
,:00 P s M. Gamboe Group 
:00 P, M. Montgomery Group 
j /ednesday, April 12 
:30 P.M. Nelson Group 
' hursday, April 13 
i:30 P, M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 



NEW WORSHIP FORMAT SUNDAY - 
&00A. M. - MEDITATIVE, WORSHIP 

This early worship will have a spe- 
cial focus on quietness and rest. It will 
Include the regular sermon and sermoii- 
etta of the morning. Jerry Zimmerman 
is organist. Offering, invitation, and 
Communion will also make it a com- 
plete worship hour. Pre-school child 
care is provided. Those who might 
be leaving town in the morning or who 
have to work later can take advantage 
of this opportunity. The Lord's Day 
can begin in quiet, thoughtful worship 
of God! 
9yl5 A, M. -• CHURCH SCHOOL - 

Graded or elective classes for chil- 
dren , youth and adults, join in the 
new surging Church School . 
10t30 A.M. TRADITIONAL WORSHIP 

Our usual worship hour will have 
the special music and the usual ele- 
ment of our worship experience. 
6; 30 P.M. FELLOWSHIP GROUF 
STUDY 



Children's Story Hour for younger chil- 
dren; junior Disciples for grades, 4, 5, 6, 
Chi Rho for grades 7, 8, 9; CYF for 
grades 10, 11, 12; Adult Bible Study in 
parlor for college age and adults, 
8:00 P. M. CELEBRATION WORSHIP 
Communion, invitation, offering, 
will be combined in this worship stres- 
sing present experience in the activity 
of God. Steve Hall and Steve Bruck- 
man will assist with guitar and accor- 
dian in this worship. Here is a worship 
opportunity seeking to be alive to the 
younger generation and also which is 
timed so any arriving back in town 
Sunday afternoon late may worship. 



Officers Serving April 9 
ELDERS: 

8:00 A, M. Glenn Miller; Ralph Church 
10:30 A. M. F. E. Morricaij Ben Taylor 
DEACONS: 10s 30 A, M. 
Ronald Akfef Thomas Fiappier 

Dennis Andrew John £. Hechler 

Larry Barnes Leon Johns 

Marvin C rouse 
USHERS: &00A.M . 
Tom Banet, Ronald Flickinger, Ronald 
Gerow, M. G. Heller 
10:30 A.M . 

Walter Bowen, Donald Smith, Clarence 
Hendrickson, Arza Smith, Homer Steven 
son, Andy Gumpp, M« G. Heller, Andy 
Cook, Ed, Allen, 
D EACONE SSESj April 9 
Mrs. Ronald Akr; Mrs.Willif.m Love 
HOSTESSES r'^dr Fellowship time 
Mr, and Mrs. Ronald Gerow 
SUNDAY AT FIRST' CHRISTIAN 4/2 
First Worship 153 

Second Worship 425 

Total at Worship 578 

Church School 208 

ZM§ 9ML MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS; 

Lutheran 418 - Mindy Knight; 589 -Mrs, 
Fsrne Rittelj 670 - Mr. Harry Peterson. 
Parkview: 410 - Mrs. Mar/ Diltsj 449 - 
Mrs, Nellie Roe; S-204 - Mrs. Vada 
Tatxnan. 

St. Joseph: 711 vir, Orlie Conner 
EASTgR LILIES : 

Thanks to the Robert Urich family; Mr. 
& Mrs. Robert Ogles in memory of her 
mother, Mrs. Ruth K. Hembdt; Cathy 
Simon in memory of her beloved father 
Fay Woodhull in memory of her parents- 
Ray Woodhu 11 and also Maude Woodhull; 
Ruth E. Johnson of Crawfordsville in 
memory of Frailer Johnson; Mr. & •*.'.•.,.. n. 
Don C. Smith and Miss Ethel Shroyer 
in memory of their parents. 



FOUR RESPOND TO INVITATION : 

Two girls made confession of faith a 
and were baptized during First Worship 
and a couple united in a transfer of 
membership during the Second Hour. 
Jaynie Lou Jenkins, daughter of Fred and 
Margaret Jenkins, 4400 Plaza Drive, is 
a 7th grader in Village Woods Junior 
High, Jaynie is a member of 4-H, Chil- 
dren 1 s Choir, School Choir, collects 
glass & stuffed animals, shells, napkins, 
& rocks, She likes gymnastics and 
swimming. 

Kimberly Kay Johnson , the daughter of 
Robert and Donna Johnson, 350 Arca- 
dia Ct. is a 6th grader at Harrison Hill. 
She likes riding horses and roller skat- 
ing and sings in our Children's Choir, 
Mr, and [Mrs. Thomas Knuckles ,6112 
Landsdowne Drive, transferred to our 
fellowship from First Christian Church 
Decatur, Indiana. Tom is employed in 
the office of Penn Central here. Susan 
is in the home with Tim in the First 
grade and Sharon in Kindergarten, 

We welcome these and anticipate 
many more decisions in this period f 
from Easter to Pentecost on May 21. 

MARCH AV ERAGES ? 

Church Worship 400 

Church School 199 

Budget Giving $ 1 , 478, 47 

Centennial & Indiana Appeal - 289. 80 

MARCH ADDITIONS; 



Don & Judy Passwater 

John & Connie Merrill 

Jeffrey Bryan 

Cory and Daniel Church 

Debbie and Rex Clifton 

Mark Rayl 

Dawn Schrock 

Kenny Taylor 
CONGRATULATIONS ON BIRTH- To 

and Mrs. David Johnston, a son, 
Brad, Bn March 18, 1972. 



CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 

Monthly Group Meetings 
The FELLOWSHIP GUILD will meet with 
Mrs. Vaught, 4035 S. Fairfield, Monday 
April 10, at 7; 30 P.M. Program and 
Worship by Mrs, Wm, Conrad, 

The MONTGOMERY Group will meet 
with Mis, John Olson, 4925 South Wayne 
Ave. Tuesday, April 11 at S?00 P.M. 
Program by Mrs, Harold Cline; Worship 
by Mrs, Edwin Hall, 
The NELSON Group will meet with Mrs. 
Don Parlette, 4006 Tacoma, Wednesday 
April 12 at 7:30 P.M. Program by Mrs, 
Helen Ciymore, Worship by Mrs, Merle 
Grimm. 

The GAMBOE Group will meet on Tues- 
day, April 11, at 1:00 P.M. Mrs/Hennls 
Andrew is hostess, Program by Mrs, Ross 
Firestone; Worship by Mrs, Opal Perkins, 

YOUTH NOTES 
All youth groups are reminded that our 
new schedule will begin this Sunday, 
April 9 9 Meetings will be from 6s 30 =-8 
P.M. each Sunday. Junior Choir will 
rehearse from 6:30 to 7:00, with Junior 
Disciples meeting from 7 to 8. Chi Rho 
and CYF will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 , 
followed by Youth Choir rehearsal from 
7:30 to 8, We urge each group to in- 
clude the Celebration Worship at 8 P.M. 
as the worship portion of their own pro- 
grams, rather than having a separate 
worship time in each group. 

On April 16 - CYF is asked to become £ 
participating part of the discussion on 
'Consultation on Church Union from 
4 to 8 P.M. 

On April 23, both Chi Rho and CYF are 
asked to be participants in the presenta- 
tion on Lay Witness Mission and how 
such a Mission would benefit this church 



On April 30, thcr~ will be no legula* 
youth meetings or choir rehearsal, In- 
stleiSj we will become a part of the an- 
nual congregational dinner meeting, 
coming with our families, 
TWO DATES TO HELP OUR YOUTH: 
Sunday. May 7 - CYF CARRY- OUT 
SUPPER. 

Saturday, May 13, Youth sponsored 
Car Wash. 

MEETING FOR THOSE WORKING WITH 
PANTRY. 
The Allen County Welfare Office has 
arranged a meeting at the Welfare of- 
fice, 1002 S. Calhoun, for our Pantry 
Committee and for all those who are 
on call to come to the church to help 
families when there is need. This 
meeting will be on Monday, April 10 
at 10:30 A.M. Please call Marilyn 
Frapper, 485-9521, to let her know if 
you can go. Meet at the church park- 
ing lot at 10:00 on Monday so that we 
may go to the Welfare offi ce together. 

THE PANTRY NEEDS: Hot Cereals, 
Peanut Butter - Dish Washing liquids, 

HELP CLOSE BUILDING 
Whenever you finish a meeting or a 
Church school class on Sunday morning 
please turn out all lights in the room 
and close all windows. If you are in 
the building at night, please make sure 
the outside doors are closed tightly so 
that locks may hold if they are set. We 
need the assistance of all to keep the 
building properly closed. 
INVITE & BRING OTHERS TO WORSMF 

8:00 A.M. - Meditative Worship 
9: 1 5 A . M . Church S chool 
10:30 A.M. - Traditional Worship 
6:30 P.M. - Fellowship Study Groups 
8:00 P.M. - Celebration Worship 



FROM THE PASTOR: 

Let all the people cry aloud, "Amen". This was done as our choir conclud- 
ed its spine-tingling anthem with brass accompanyment this Easter Sunday 
in worship. We rejoice in the rich experience, the commitments, and the 
g encs Gf God i s a }ivejiess in this Lenten and Easter Season. Thanks to our 
choirs and musicians! thanks to officers and leaders! Thanks to ushers and 
fleer arrangers! Thanks to all participants in the life of the church! 
Thanks most of all to God who leads forth in Jesus our Lord! 
We are moving from the Easter season into the period of 50 days until Pen- 
tecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church. Much lies before us as a congre- 
gation. May we join together with God and one another in these days and 
find the fresh outpouring of his Spirit within us. 

April 9 - beginning of Multiple Worship Service 

April 16 - Study of the proposed "Plan of Union" of the Consultation on 
Church Union". This is at the study 'and response stage. Study is from 4 to 

8 P.M. 

April 23 - Special introduction to Lay Witness Mission. Guests will be 
with us from 6:30 to 7i45 P.M. to share from their experience in such pro- 
grams. This is background for a possible church board recommendation in 
May. It is important for all church board members as well as all interested 
persons. This might become a central program emphasis for the fall, 1972, 
April 30 - Congregational Dinner at 5:00 P.M. All new member-- of the 
current church year will be special guests. Several business items will be 
presented to the congregation from the church board along with the annual 
congregational election. This is an important night among us. 

May 7 - Thanksgiving for Childbirth and Dedication of Parents with young 
children during our traditional 10:30 'Worship Hour. 

May 14 - Mother's Day and Commitment Sunday for the coming Church 
year. 

May 21 - Pentecost Sunday - Truly a day wher every able member of the 
body of Christ, the church, ought to join together in one place with one ac- 
cord and await God's Spirit anew. 

Pentecost stands equal to Christmas and Easter on the church calendar. With- 
out Pentecost, Christmas and Easter would be idle tales of history. Pentecost 
opens the door for man'" response to the action of God and the infilling 
with the Holy Spirit. W?. Icc^forward to these important coming weeks in 
the life of our congregation. 

Regular and proportionate giving is a constant need of the church. Just as 
every family or person needs regular income, the church needs the com- 
mitted giving of every Christian. Our regular budget giving enables our 
professional ministry to serve, the full church program, and our outreach 
of mission and ministry. Our Centennial and Indiana Appeal giving is di- 
vided 57% for Centennial projects of refurbishing and Flinn Home building 
and 43% for state capital ip'Jtr«ach debts and expansion. ~ t 

See you Sunday during one of our Worship opportunities^ /r*^ 2 *-*- '^*^«. 



le» & Mrs. Ralph EI. Church > 
5126 Weriing Dr. 
Fort //ay no, Ind. 46306 



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SECON&CLASS P0STA6E PAfD 
AT FORT WAYNE, IWDtANA 
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CHURCH CALENDAR 
Sunday^ April 16 
8s 00 A Mo Meditative Worship 
SsOQ A.M. Communications Class 
9; 15 A M Church School 
9:15 A, Mo Discipleship Class 
10:30 A.M. Divine Worship 
Sermon: "Jesus, Leading the Church" 
4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Study of COCU 
8:00 P.M. Celebration Service 
Monday, April 17 \ 

1:00 P.M. Prayer-Study Group 

7:30 P.M. Special Committee - Wor- 
ship, Property and CWF. 

Tuesda y ^ April, 18 

7:30 P.M. General CWF 

Wednesday, April 19 

6:30 P.M. District I, Board meeting 
at Rendallville' 

Thursday, April 20 

7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 



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k WORSHIP IS CENTRAL CORPORATE 
ACT OF CHURCH 
Our multiple worships at 8:00 A.M. 
10:30 A.M. and 8:00 P.M., brought 
much favorable response and participa- 
tion. These opportunities are offered to 
help enable Christians to find the refresh- 
ment and focus which comes from wor- 
ship centering in the Lord's Table. We 
are concerned that effort be expended to 
participate in at least one of the three 
worship opportunities offered each Lord's 
Day. 

In worship we sense our belonging to 
Christ and to one another in Him , Come , 
' let us worship the Lord together! 
STyDY_CT^UNITTD^ 

A special study from 4 to 8 P.M. this 
Sunday for elders, deacons, and deacon- 
esses, youth, and others interested will 
be held on "A Plan of Union" of the Con= 
sulfation on Church Union. This is a study 
response document on the proposed ef- 
fort for Union of nine major denomina- 
tional bodies. Come to gain a perspect- 
ive and understanding. Come to express 
your insight to the current proposals. 
Come to help us make some valuable 
feedback to this modern- day unity move- 
ment. 

COMING SUNDAY EVENINGS; 



6:30 PM, Sunday, April 23, Guests will 
share and interpret Lay Witness Missions. 

5:00 PM. Sunday, April 30 - Congre- 
gational Dinner with meat furnished by 
the church. New members as guests. 
Congregational action on annual election 
budget, and Memorial & Bequests Pro- 
gram. 
ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED? 



The CWF General meeting will be next 
Tuesday 5 the 18th, at 7:30 PM<. Dr.Cline 
will be speaking about Church Renewal 



Officers Serving April 16 
ELDERS: 

&00 A.M. Harold Crowder; Cecil Rice 
10:30 A, M« James Ruble; Donald Smith 
DE ACONS; 10:30 A^ M. 
Steven Bruckman E M. O'Laughlin 
Walter Keebortz Robert Petty 
Charles Ludwig Delmas Young 

Arthur Mowery 

Tom Banet, Ronald Flickinger, Ronald 
Gerow, Merland Heller. 
10:30_A.M. 

Walter Bowen, Donald Smith, Clarence 
Hendrickson, Arza Smith, Homer Steven- 
son, Andy Gumpp, Merland Heller, Andy 
Cook, Ed. Allen. 
DEACONESSES; April 16,23^3Q_ 
Mrs, Wm, ConradjMrs. Hendricks Love. 
HOSTESSES - For FellowshipJTime_ 
Dr and Mrs. James Ruble 

APRIL 9th AT FIRST CHRISTIANS 

Meditative Worship 58 

Traditional Worship 291 

Celebration Worship 48 
Total Worship 397 

Church School 163 

PERSONAL MENTION 



IN HOSPITALS j 

Parkview; 348 Mr. John Steigerwald - 
surgery last week; 410 Mrs. Mary Dilts; 
449-Mrs. Nellie Roe; S-204 Mrs. Vada 
Tatman; S-219 Mr. Wm.Wickerham. 
St. Joseph; 711 Mr. Qrlie Conner 
Lutheran; 324 - Mindy Knight; 580-Mrs, 
Feme Rittel; 670 Mr. Harry Peterson. 
FUNERALS BY PASTOR; 
Mr. C.William Black, a member of Aboit 
Christian Church, on 4/9/72. 
Mr. Harold Henry, a member, on April 
10, 1972. Sympathy is extended to the 
family including wife, Ona, and daugh 
who are members. 



RESPONSE TO INVITATION; 
_ _ - 

Curt Schryver, the son of Mrs. Clara 
Schryver, 5031 S. Hanna, made his 
confession of faith and was baptized dur- I 
ing the 10:30 Worship last Sunday. Curt 
is an eighth grader in Ben Geyer Jr. Hi. 
He plays the flute and recorder both at 
school and church. He polishes and . I 
works with rocks and builds car models. 
Mr. and Mrs. Don Morgan came for- 
ward in a re -commitment of faith in 
• Christ. Don and Sharon have sensed new 
vitality in their Christian relationship 
and a new sense of commitment. It 
was also indicative of appreciation for 
our church which they are now leaving. 
They are moving this week to R. R„ #6, | 
Greensburg, Indiana, 47249. We wish 
this couple well in continued life and 
service in Christ. 

YOUTH NOTES 
There will be no Youth meetings or 
choirs this Sunday evening. The CYFis 
urged to attend the COCU discussion 
from 4*00 to 8; 00 P M. and the Cele- 
bration Worship. 

SPECIAL DATE TO H ELP YOUTH: 
April 29 - Chi Rho - PAPER DRIVE 
May 7 - CYF - CARRY OUT SUPPER. 
May 13 -,' CYF - CAR WASH 

THE PANTRY MEETING AT WELFARE 

OFFICE: 
Pantry workers are invited to a meeting 
at the Allen County Office of Public 
Welfare, 1002 S. Calhoun, Tuesday morn- 
- ing May 18, at 10:30. Please call Mari- 
lyn Frapper (485-8574) to let her know 
if you can attend. We will meet at the 
church at 10:00 A.M. and all go to- 
gether. 






SIGNIFICANT CHURCH BOARD ACTIONS TAKEN - APRIL 4. 39 PRESENT 
After two months of study and writing, the Trustees and Finance Committee 
presented a "PROGRAM AND POLICIES FOR MEMORIALS SPECIAL GIFTS, 
AND WILL BEQUESTS TO FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF FORT WAYNE,' 
INDIANA . " This program was adopted as printed. Copies are being pre- 
pared for a church-wide mailing for study in preparation for action by the 
congregation on April 30. It established: 

A Church Vocation Trust Fund C Building and Equipment Fund 

Bo Endowment Memorial Trust Fund D Capital Outreach Fund 
Undesignated gifts will be divided equally among the four funds . Memorials, 
Special gifts, or bequests may also be designated for any one or more of 
these funds. An implementation motion was also passed in regard to the 
handling of the Betz and Sullivan estates and setting January 1, 1972, as 
the official date for disbursing according to the program. 
A motion was made to receive the Leah Hayes Memorial for the purpose of 
buying a piano for the choir practice room. The anticipated money plus 
money already received will pay for the piano . 

Upon recommendation of the World Outreach committee, the board appro- 
ved a 5% annual rate in World Outreach until 50=50 giving for self and 
others is achieved. Special Day offerings will be over-and-above budgeted 
outreach. 

Endorsement was given for the publication of an Annual Report. 

The Sounding Board received approval for motions approving a Salary Policy 
for church staff and also hiring of an additional secretary as soon as possible 
after July 1, 1972. Ed. Allen, Jr. from May 29 until September 3, and John 
A. Coil, III from June 5 through August 27 s were hired under our new Sum- 
mer Intern program. Each will work with a defined work schedule . Within 
the new school year s both will graduate from college and move into semi- 
nary preparation for the Pastoral ministry. Ed will finish at Ball State and 
John from Phillips University in Oklahoma. The funds for the program are 
from accumulated income of the Church Vocation Memorial Trust Fund. 
The proposed budget was approved for July 1, 1972 through June 30, 1973, 
and will be mailed before congregational action on April 30. It includes : 
Pastoral Professional Ministry $ 27, 195 

Office Ministry 18,585 

Educational Program 6, 350 

Evangelism Witness 500 

Membership Development 2, 300 

Provision of Building Facility 1,6, 480 

Stewardship Development 250 

Facilitating Worship 5, 840 

Local Community Outreach & Service 5, 050 
Outreach Ministry in Region, Nation, World 12,050 

Total Operating Budget for 1972-73 Church Yr $94, 600 



FROM THE PASTOR-. 
These comments from Sunday speak loudly -"The Church seems to mean so 
much to me lately. " "It seems like the Spirit is with us in worship and as a 
church. " Praise God that such feelings are present and expressed! 

Participants in our two new types of Sunday worship experiences brought forth 
some positive reactions . The "Early Birds' can find quiet and a more 'personal 
sermon 1 in our Meditative Worship at &00 A.M. Our central worship with spe- 
cial music continues at 10:30 A.M. 

At our Celebration Worship this coming Sunday evening s Steve Hall will ac- 
company singing with his guitar. Linda Yentes and Marlene C rouse will be 
sharing in the informal conversation on Scripture dealing with unity within 
the Church. Mrs. Miriam Bixenman is planning the 8:00 P.M. service this 
week. Informal dress is in order for Celebration Worship. Some might just 
be returning home from being out of town. Come on to worship and don't 
worry about dressing up for church. We are most concerned that you share 
in at least one worship of the church each Lord's Day. 

Along with our worship, may I say thanks to Val Taylor and Mrs. Bixenman 
for the new expanded Child Care program during worship. This is a must. 
We thank the many volunteers assuming new responsibility here as well as 
in ushering and other participation. Our service in various ways is opening 
the door for persons and the working of God's Spirit in human lives. Thanks ! 

TO OUR MEMBERS:- The next three Sunday nights are special and import- 
ant for our church. This Sunday we have the special study of THE PLAN OF 
UNION of the Consultation on Church Union. This document has been in 
our hands for study for over 2 years. We must speak now if we have evalua- 
tion. We might be faced with a decision in two to 10 years on this proposah 
NOW is the time to begin serious thinking. The Lay Witness Mission inter- 
pretation on the 23rd is basic for a possible church program. Our congrega- 
tional dinner on the 30th is vital, We will begin seeking for reservations 
during the worship this Sunday. 

TO MEMBERS OR PROSPECTS: The next Discipleship Class for youth of ninth 
grade and above and adults will begin on Sunday, April 30. This series will 
run for eight weeks during Church School. 9:15 a.m. Contact and sign up 
with me as soon as possible. If you have questions about this special study, 
contact me. This will be the fourth and final series until after my summer 
vacation. 

I trust all of you are aware at my extreme thrill and joy at some of the very 
positive things emerging in our church life. God seems to be blessing our 
church quite richly. Join with me in regular prayer that his Spirit will fill 
and overflow in our lives> and through our church into our community and 
world. It is amazing what God can do when life and Spirit are joined to- 
gether. /^~) / 

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Volume XXX April 20, 1972 No. 29 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
Sunday, April 23 
8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
8:00 A.M. Communications Class 
9: 15 A o Mo Church School 
9:15 A.M. Discipleship Class 
10:30 A„M= Divine Worship 
Sermon "ENABLING ACTION" 
6s 30 P.M. Lay Witness Mission 
8:00 P.M. Celebration Service 

Monday April 24 

7:30 P.M. Christian Education Committee 

7:30 P.M. Information Services Committee 

Tuesday, April 25 

7:30 P.M. Cabinet Meeting 

Thursday, April 27 

7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

THE PANTRY SERVES COMMUNITY HU- 
MAN NEEDs 
Time, effort and the leading of the Spirit of 
God have brought forth this report of our act- 
ivity in our church program, "THE PANTRY" 
Up to April 15, THE PANTRY has assisted 24 
families referred by the Welfare department. 
Assistance has consisted primarily of emer- 
gency food for 1 to 3 days, Soap, paper pro- 
ducts, and clothing are also given. 
15 families food only 
6 families clothing only 
3 families food and clothing 
Of the 18 families receiving food, 
these included 24 adults and 64 children, _ 
Food was supplied for 49 days or a total of 
816 individual meals supplied. 

We thank all who have contributed food 
or clothing. We thank all who have worked 
in this program. We thank all who are doing 
the work of meeting with the families refer- 
red in order to supply their needs. 

We rejoice that this ministry is begun a- 
mong us ! THE PANTRY currently is in need 
of restocking with canned fruits and canned 
vegetables . 




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DIALOGUE SERMON ON ENVIRONMENTAL 
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David Griggs, one of our elders and 
Consultant for Science of Fort Wayne Com- 
munity Schools, will join the pastor for the 
Dialogue Sermon this Sunday at both the 8:00 
A.M. and 10:30 A.M. Worship hours. The 
sermon is seeking to focus our Christian faith 
and responsibility upon a major problem of 
our modern world. Read in preparation Gen- 
esis 1 and 2, and also John 10:10b. 

Mr. Griggs has worked as Chief Natural- 
ist or Naturalist for the State of Indiana for 21 
years. He has a concern that our Christian 
faith must meet the problems of today. Our 
Christian faith must find its rootage deep in 
the heart of God but then must reach out to 
life and reality of God's creation. Man stands 
pre-eminent in the created order and bears 
awesome responsibility within the world in 
his hands. 

LAY WITNESS MISSION PROGRAM INTER- 
PRETED: A carload of persons arranged by 
Dr.Robt.Sulanke of Hazelwood Christian 
Church, Muncie, will be leading this special 
interpretive meeting for Chi Rho, CYF arid 
adults at 6:30 P.M. this coming Sunday. All 
church board members are urged to partici- 
pate in order to consider the possible schedul- 
ing of a Lay Witness Mission this fall as a ma- 
jor program action of our church-life. 



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Officers Serving April 23 . 
ELDERS; 

3=00 AJVL William Grouse and Robert Rayl 
10; 30 A.M. Ted Bryan and William Love 
DEACONS: 10:30 A.M. 



Herbert Banet 
Robert Hendricks 
Orie McDougle 
Donald Pomeroy 

USHERS; 8; 00 A.M. 



Jack Sauerwein 
Homer Stevenson 
Dempsey Weaver 



Tom Banet, Ronald Flickinger, Ronald Gerow 
Merland Heller. 
10:30 A.M. 

Walter Bowen, Donald Smith, Arza Smith, 

Clarence Hendrickson, Homer Stevenson, Ed, 

Allen, Andy Gumpp, Merland Heller, Andy 

Cook. 

DEACONESSES; April 23, 20 

Mrs. Wm. J. Conrad ; Mrs. Hendricks Love 

HOSTESSES; For Fellowship Time 

Mr. and Mrs. Bay Fredericks 



APRIL 16th at First Christian: 

Meditative Worship 81 

Divine Worship 259 

Celebration Worship 29 

Total Worship 369 

Church School 178 

PERSONAL MENTION 
WEDDING BY PASTOR: Neil Francis Shaffer 
and Susan Kay Gumpp on 4/15/72 They are 
residing at 6416 Coverington Rd,Apt 116-D. 
SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED: To Paul Yentes & 
family in the death of his father last Friday. 
IN HOSPITALS: 711- Mr.Orlie Conner, 629- 
Kurt Geiselman, St. Joseph Hospital 
Parkview 410 Mrs. Mary Diltsj 303 Mr. Bill 
Aaron; S-210 Mrs. Betty Wambach. 
Lutheran 689 - Mrs. Martha Cole. 
YOUNG MAN TO SERVICE: Jeff Olson is now 
Seaman Recruit Jeff Olson, U.S.N. 310-50- 
7529, Co. 107, Batt. 21, RTC, Great Lakes, 111. 



CONGREGATIO NAL DINNER, APRIL 30 

All members and friends are invited to 
join in a Congregational Dinner and meet- 
ing at 5:00 P M 9 on Sunday, April 30. Our 
new members since last July are special 
guests. 

The church will provide both chicken 
and ham. Other than the meat, it will be a 
covered dish dinner. 

155 indicated their intent to attend at 
the 10:30 Worship last Sunday. We will be 
asking others planning to come to sign this 
Sunday. If you do not have opportunity to 
sign, please call the church so that the meat 
order can be made adequately. 

The annual church elections will beheld, 
action on the 1972-73 budget, and action on 
the new memorial, special gifts, and Will 
bequests program as recommended by the 
church board. The newly elected officers 
along with those currently serving will have 
brief organizational meetings at the close of 
the session. 

Child Care will be provided after the 
' meal. 

Join in fellowship and church business. 

DATES TO HELP YOUTH: 

April 29 - Chi Rho Paper Drive 
May 7 - CYF Carry out Supper 
May 13 - CYF Car Wash 

ATTENTION JUNIOR DISCIPLES: 

The Junior Disciples will meet at the 
6:30 P.M. time this Sunday simultaneously 
with the Lay Witness Interpretation for older 
youth and adults. 

CALLING ALL WOMEN: 

The CWF is inviting women for a kitchen 
spring cleaning on Wednesday, April 26, be- 
ginning at 9:30 A.M. 



I T *S CAMP AND CONF ERENCE T_l ,ME_! 

CALLING ALL YOUTH WHO WILL BE IN GRADE ^THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL NEXT R 

Our Barbee Christian Camp will be open in July and August for a full schedule of camps 
for all ages„ Economic problems have limited our Disciple Camp program so that this is the only 
facility which we are opening this summer,, The camp must be able to cover all costs in order to 
remain open next year„ Thus full -groups are needed for all seven weeks . 

The following schedule indicates age level by use of the numbers in the Camp or Confer- 
ence name. These grades are as of this coming fall. 

Camp 5-6, July 2 - 8...,, Rev. Richard Fox of Remington, director 
Camp 7-8, July 9 - 15 . . , . . Rev. Don Hiscox of Monticello, director 

Ed. Allen, Jr on staff 
Camp 5-6, July 16 - 22 ... . Mrs. Miriam Bixenman, of our church, director 

Lois Finkhousen and Peggy Buskirk, also on staff 
Camp 7-8, July 23 - 29 . . . Rev. Roy Helm of Rushville, director 
Conference 9 - 10, July 30 - August 5 . . . Rev. Dale DeLong of Princeton, director 
Conference 11-12, August 6-12 ... Rev. Tom Terry of Winamac, director 

Connie Wells and Ed. Allen, Jr. on staff 
Conference 9 - 10, August 13 - 19 ... . Mrs. Olive Hoke of Crawfordsville, director 

Cost of all of the above events & $40,00 with the church' offering scholarship help of 
$20.00. All youth should see Mrs. Bixennian as soon as possible to complete registration. 
Camps will-not be "filled beyond capacity. Already registration; are coming in for all weeks, 

Since our state youth camps are on an ecumenical basis, there are also many other weeks 
of camp available at other Indiana Gamp grounds owned and operated by the United Presbyterian 
Church and the United Church of Christ. Their youth will be participating at Barbee also u These 
other opportunities can be learned through the youth camp brochures. 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES % 1) A Trail Camp (a backpack trip in the Smokies) is being 
staffed by the Disciples and will be held August 13 - 19. Cost is $40.00; 2) A United Nations 
Seminar Trip is scheduled for July 22-29. This includes a Christian look at both the United 
Nations in New York and our Federal Government in Washington. For full information on this 
event see Mrs. Bixenman. 

YOUTH . . . SIGN UP FOR CHURCH CAMP AND CONFERENCE . . . NOW IS TIME TO REGISTER 

*********** 

CELEBRATION WORSHIP AT 8; 00 P.M. For interested persons, for those out of town or 

working on Sunday morning , or for those desiring the informal and participatory kind of worship, 
come at 8^00 P M C Dr. Cline will give a message as a basis for dialogue and talk-back on 
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FROM THE PASTOR 

I want you to know that each person who miss- 
ed worship is missed personally The attendance 
pad registration is studied and tallied. Worship is 
important as the foundation for reflecting and liv- 
ing in God all week. This morning I was struck by 
this phrase as descriptive of the Christian style of 
life - "to intend to please God in all the actions 
of his life. " Worship is to focus life upon God so 
that we can consciously bring life in harmony with 
Him. It is my belief that Christian both give and 
gain from regular and expressive worship partici- 
pation. Worship enables us to see ourselves and 
what we are meant to be. Worship facilitates our 
witness and ministry to others. Worship seeks to 
honor God with love and gratitude for which he is 
so deserving from us. 

Our church holds that the Lord's Supper is the 
central element of our worship. The elements of 
Christ's body and blood are important to us. May 
we ask children and parents to refrain from misuse 
of the elements after the worship hour. Our Dea- 
conesses are responsible for disposal of the ele- 
ments rather than by thoughtless snacking by per- 
sons. 

I have rejoiced that persons limited by work or 
by being out of town at the time of our 10:30 AM 
Worship have come at either or 8:00 A.M. or 8:00 
P.M. Worship hours. This is one reason for this 
new format. Will all consider this alternative 
when your personal circumstances make limita- 
tions. 

My new Discipleship Class series will begin on 
April 30the This is open to high schoolers and a- 
dults. Please contact me in order to sign up» 
These classes are for member, prospective mem- 
bers, couples at marriage, and others interested 
in looking at basics of the Christian faith and re- 
lationship. 

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CHURCH CALENDAR 

Saturday,, July 1 1 00 to 5 , 00 P „ M 
Adventure Day for retirees and widowed persons 
to Amish Acres and Church World Service Cen- 
ter at Nappanee Indiana.., 

?.H r) ^i. i lJ u i yj. 

8.00 A..M. Meditative Worship 

9 15 AM, Church School 

10 30 AM Divme Worship 
Sermon "THE CENTERING OF LIFE" 

Text: Romans 8t 1-17; II. Corinthians 5; 14-21 
10:30 A, M. Summer Camp and Conference 

Commissioning Service . 
S 00 P.M. Celebration Worship 

¥° n sli v J u] yJl 

7 30 P.M. College and Career Study Group 

COMING SUMMER EVENTS 

July 7-9 Chi Rho Camp Out 

July 12 Kindergarten children go on Adventure 
Day to Youngs Bee Farm - 10:30 - 1:00 

July 21-23 Family Camp Out for interested per- 
sons and families 
Contact Mrs Bixenman 

THE PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK:. 
Canned Meats 
Main Dish Meals 
Empty lib coffee cans 



This Sunday morning at the 10:30 worship ser- 
vice 15 campers and 6 counselors will be com 
missioned as they go forth to r e p r e s e n t our 
church in the United Camps and Conferences 
Indiana, 

A final lilting of those going is given below. 
All are going to Barbee Camp, These include 
Carol Cline. Marty Cole., and Denise Schroc ; < 
Caxnp 56. July 2-8, Barbara Finkhousen Teresa 
Gardner Nancy Hendricks, and Pat Olson Camp 
56, July 16-22; Mike Gardner, Dawn Schrock 
and Diana Wortley at Camp 78 July 23-29, 
Val Williams at conference 9-10, July 30- Aug 
5., Debbie Allen, Doug Olson, Scott Ravi and 
Jim Taylor at Conference 11-12. August 6- 12 

Ed,. Allen, Jr.,, will serve as counselor the 
weeks of July 9-15 and August 6 12 Connie 
Wells will also serve the week of August 6-12, 
Peg Buskirk, Lois Finkhousen and Pam Meadows 
will be counselors the week of July 16-22 when 
Miriam Bixenman is the camp director All 

of these persons are asked to be present for the 
Commissioning Service at 10 30 Sunday 



NEW PLANNING OF CELEBRATION WORSHIP 
Our 8:00 P. M. Celebration Worship this Sun 
day is being jointly planned by Val Williams 
Ed, Allen., and Miriam Bixenman 

A group is planning each week through July 
and August, Come for Worship and Commun- 
ion. 



Officers Serving July 2 
ELDERS: 

8,00 A„M Ralph Church; Eugene Klepfer 
10:30 A. M, Dr.. James Ruble; Andrew Cook 
8^00 P_M_ Larry Barnes 

DEACONS: 

8:00 A.M. Herbert Ba.net, Merle Grimm, Russ 

Wortley. Paul Yentes. 

^i^QA-M. Dennis Andrew, Max Finkhousen s 

Tom Frappier, John Hechler, Robt, Hendricks, 

Leon Johns, E... M, O'Laughlin- Robert Ogles, 

PEA C ONESSESj_. July 2 ; 9, 16 

Mrs, W. J Williams 5 Mrs. Ronald Flickinger 

USHERS.. 

Tom Banei 



Ronald Flickinger, Jas, 



S:00 A.M. 

Kirsch 

12l?£A_Mi_ And Y Cook < Merland Heller, C, 

Hendrickson, Bud Schryver,, Don Smith., Marshall 

Smith., Robert White,, 

HOSTS FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR 



PE RS ONA L ME NTI ON 
iN HOSPITALS; 

Parkview: 429 Mi Tioy Yeoman. 734 Mrs, 
Marge Lehman, 

Urtheran_ 667 Mr Walter Birkhold 
SHARING IN BARTON JOHNSON CELEBRATION 

Attending the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary 
festivities for the Johnsons in Covington this past 
Sunday were ; Vaughn & Ma rv e : l BrickleyjElaine 
Conrad, Herdis & Audrey Helmuth; Floyd & Jen- 
nie MorricaL Al. Emma & Schellie Schell, Edna 
Vaught: and Paul & Ruth Yentes. 

FORMER PASTOR CHANGES WORK: 

Rev., Franklin McGuire on September 5„ will 

become the pastor of the South Elkhorn Christian 

Church in Lexington. They will reside at their 

present home and will in fact be three miles 

closer to his pastoral responsibilities. 

His son. Kevin, will be a Student Associate 

at Central Christian this fall while a student in 

Lexington Theological Seminary, 



THANKS FOR PAST LEADERSHIP 

We express a deep sense of appreciation to the 
following for the leadership which has comple- 
ted three year terms on our church board ; 
Elders; George R, Bruckman., Ted E.Bryan, Wm„ 
Caldwell, Hendricks Love s William Love, Floyd 
Morricalj Donald Smith 5 Ben G a Taylor ? JackE 
Weicker, 

Deacons^ Ronald Aker., William Gilley, Charles 
Ludwig,, Jack Sauerwein, Homer Stevenson,. 
Robert Urich, Dempsey Weaver y Delmas Young, 

Deaconesses: Virginia Bruckman^ El aine Conrad 
Edna Nordblom,, Marilyn RayL and Nancy Wort- 
ley, 

Officers ending service include Ralph Church as 
Financial Secretary, Delores Keebortz & Helen 
Clymore as Church School Secretaries & Debbie 
Allen and Steve Bruckman as Youth Representa- 
tives on the church board. 

As these go off through our process of rotation 
this also ends a three year leadership of George 
Bruckman as our Church Board chairman „ 
We sincerely express thanks to him for this re- 
sponsibility and to each of those named above 
for their faithfulness In service, 

APOLOGIES IN OFFICER LISTING: 

The trustees - Wendell Glass. David Hogg y 
Bert Leversee } William Crouse, and Hugh Rice ? 
were omitted,, Lawrence Horn was omitted from 
the newly elected deacons., Nancy Wortley was 
listed wrongly in place of Mary Sue Ludwig as a 
deaconess in the 1974 group, Margaret Love s 
Ruth Ogles. Ruth Plummer and Janet Weicker,, 
were omitted from the 1973 group of deaconess- 
es. 

SERMON SERIES CONTINUES SUNDAY MORN- 
ING: 
Even though our radio broadcasts ended last Sun- 
day., the pastor has two more sermons in his ser- 
ies on "Lord, Teach Us To Pray". Come Sunday! 



TRAGEDY „ . . „ . SYMPATHY ....'. APPRECIATION . . . . . CHALLENGE . . . . . EXPRESSION 

(Several weeks ago, I mentioned the critical condition of Mark Lauer in my morning sermon. Many 
have asked further quest iors; Much can be gained from this tragedy. Others want to express con^ 
cern even at this late date. The Richard Lauer family of which Mark was the oldest of three child- 
ren, became known by many and loved by youth and adults during the years he served as the Youth 
Minister of our state staff of the Christian Church. Richard Lauer was quite close to me as the org- 
anizing pastor of the Northview Church in Kokomo and then as State Youth Minister for the Disciples 
My family will be sharing with the Lauers for a week of our vacation. HEC„ ) 

On Saturday, May 27, Mark was driving four youth Suddenly a car was coming down the freeway 
in the wrong direction. He dodged the car but then lost control and the VW rolled. He was the only 
one injured, Surgery on his broken neck on May 30th seemed to cause improvement. On June 2nd/ 
new injuries appeared and he gradually deteriorated until his death on June 7, He was elert through 
his hospitalization and talked with his family as late as an hour before his death. The following 
was written by Russell Hensley with whom Richard Lauer is associated on the Disciple State Staff in 
Oregon. 

"For those of you who were not as well acquainted with the Lauer family as some of us have been 
privileged to be s I want to say a word about this family and about Mark. Mark was an exceptional 
young mdn„ He was an outstanding athlete at Sunset High School 5 having been the starting quarter 
back on the football team and recently having been elected to be the captain for the 1972-73 sea- 
son. He also lettered in baseball and was a participant in many school activities. He was highly 
respected and greatly loved by members of the Sunset High School Student body, 

! 'ln his Christian activity Mark was an officer of the Christian Youth Fellowship of First Christian 
Church in Portland, and at a recent State Youth Convention he was elected to be the Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Oregon State CYF for the coming year. He has been scheduled to attend the Christian 
Church Youth Congress in Indianapolis the latter part of June. Of all the young men I have met, 
Mark stood above most.- He was a young man who possessed a deep Christian faith, and had a value 
system for Christian living, a. life style that portrayed real responsibility to his fellowmen and man) 
of the characteristics that one hopes will be true of youth today. This description of this young man 
is easy to understand when one has had opportunity to observe the love, companionship, fellowship, 
and supportive relationship that exists as a part of the life style in the Lauer home, The loss of one 
member in this type of family will be deeply felt. However, the deep satisfaction of a life well 
lived., and years beautifully spent bring a sense of triumph and Christian victory at this time of 
deep sorrow, 

"The loss of Mark from our fellowship should challenge us twofold: One, to redouble our Christian 
efforts in order that we may develop more young people whose convictions and life styles would be 
able to match those of Mark, and two, to re-examine our effectiveness in our ministry to seek ways 
of eliminating the use of alcohol and drugs in the lives of people who drive on our highways and 
make this kind of an accident a continued reality. " 

The address of Dick and Doris Lauer is 12935 S.W, Parkway, Portland, Oregon, 97225, and a Mark 
Lauer Memorial Fund of First Christian Church, 1314 S.W.Park Avenue of Portland, Oregon, 97201. 
has been established for youth scholarship aid. 



ADVENTURE DAY FOR THE RETITED, WIDOWS 
AND WIDOWERS 

Already 8 persons have signed up to go on the 
Adventure Day for the retired, the widowed., and 
widowers this Saturday, July 1„ Interested folk 
are asked to call the church office to make reser- 
vations by noon Friday, 

We will leave the church at 10:00 A.M. Saturday 
with transportation provided from the church,, 
We will return here by 5; 00 that evening,, We 

will visit Amish Acres near Nappanee and will 
also stop by the Church World Service Outlet 
store in Nappanee, We have an Amish dinner at 
Amish Acres and will tour the grounds.. 

Total cost per person for the meal, tour, etc., is 
$5,97 Come, enjoy the fun and fellowship « 
Both Dr. Cline and Mrs., Bixenman will be go 
mg along with others who will he driving 

BITS OF NEWS 

Did you know that our Chi Rho sold $128, 32 , ,. 
worth of old newspapers this past year? Our 

rhanks to Bob Urich, Ben Taylor and Jerry Zim- 
merman . who helped us acquire a sizeable a- 
mount of paper from other sources, 

A total of $28, 12 came in to the Pantry 
through the Vacation Church School Offering this 
year In addition to this, we gathered a good 
number of cans and boxes of food for the Pantry 

A total of 71 children were enrolled , with adults 
^nd youth helping,. During the school 4 filmstrip 
were shown a trip was made to the Jewish Tern 
pie a trip to the forest in Franke Park, a police 
officer visited us,, and cards were made for some 
i'riends in Nursing Homes and hospitals, 



CYF TOUR GROUP FEELS DEEP GRATITUDE 

Those who went on the CYF trip to Bethany Col- 
lege last week and feel especially blessed that 
they came home safely,, We were delayed in 
getting to Bethany by the flooding Ohio River 
had to travel miles out of our way to find a 
place to cross over; saw people sitting on roof 
tops- destructions etc, We felt especially bles- 
sed on Friday night when we could not get to 
Bethany and so that no pre-arranged place to 
stay We were taken in at the First Christian 
Church of East Liverpool,, Ohio., at 1:00 A„M„ 
and housed for the night. 

We were also graciously treated at Bethany,,, 
where we were provided housing and the cafe- 
teria was opened for our special benefit,,, as well 
as the swimming pool, when there was nowhere 
else in town or for miles around where we could 
get a meal. We are especially c ha grinned 
w r hen we realize that it was the Bethany College 
Choir that was turned away from this church for 
a place to sing and housing less than a year ago, 

FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR YEAR BOOK 

All treasurers of any church class group, or 
auxiliary received forms last week to give an 
annual report as of June 30 Cooperation and 
immediate attention is requested in order to 
complete a total church report for our National 
YEAR BOOK as well as a complete financial 
statement of our church and all related auxil- 
iaries,, Please bring to office or mail to be re- 
ceived by July 5th! 

SUNDAY BEGINS NEW CHURCH YEAR , . ., 

Oar 1972-73 Church Year begins July 1, for 
attendance, giving, budget,, programming,, and 
organization. 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 

Sunday, April 30 

8: 00 A . M. Meditative Worship 

Communications Class 
Church School (Bible Series) 
Discipleship Class 
Divine Worship 

Sermon: "Spending for Hurt of Help? 

Text: Matthew 25: 31 -46 

5:00 P.M. Annual Congregation Dinner 

8: 00 P. M. C elebration Worship 

Monday, May 1 

10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. Prayer- study groups 

Tuesday, May 2 

8:00 P.M. Montgomery Group - Mrs. Harold Cline 

Wednesday, May 3 

Spice Group - Mrs. Hugh Rice 

Higdon Group - Mrs. Alfred Schell 

Thursday, May 4 

7:30 P.M. Brummel Group - Mrs. Ray Fredericks 

7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

Friday, May 5 

May Fellowship Day, 12 Noon 



THE PANTRY NEEDS: 

Canned Meats - Main dishes 



CONGREGATIONAL DINNER AMD MEETING 

5:00 P.M. this Sunday is a Fellowship Dinner. 
Our new members since last July 1st, will be 
special guests for the evening. 

We have the opportunity for relationship 
and acquaintance in eating together. The 
church is furnishing chicken and ham and al- 
so coffee, tea and milkoEach person or fami- 
ly is asked to bring tables service, vegetables, 
salads, or desserts to fill out a plenteous meal 
for all including our guest families. 

We are hiring Child Care to begin immed- 
iately following the meal. All children and 
youth who are members of the church need 
to be participating in the congregational 
meeting. The care is for the younger ones 
only. 

Our congregational business includes three 
major concerns: 

1. Election of Church officers 

2. Action on Proposed Church Budget 

3. Memorial and Bequest program 

The latter two items were mailed to the 
membership last week. Nominees are listed 
at the end of this article. It is important for 
every current board member and every nomi- 
nee to be present. There will be a special 
meeting of officers at the end of the dinner. 
The nominees to be presented by the Nomina- 
ting Committee of Judy Church, Val Taylor, 
Hugh Rice, Floyd Morrical and Merle Rice 
are: (Continued on Page 4) 



Officers Serving April 30 

ELDERS; 

8; 00 A.M. Rolland Ripple and Hendricks Love 

10:30 A.M. George Bruckman, James Ruble 

DEACONS; 10:30 A.M. 

Max Finkhousen Merle Rice 

Merle Grimm LeRoy Timbrook 

Robert Ogles Paul Yentes 

DEACONESSES: April 30 

Mrs. Wm, J. Conrad; Mrs. Hendricks Love 

USHERS: 8:00 A.M. 

Tom Banet, Ronald Flickinger, Ronald Gerow 

Merland Heller 

10:30 A.M. 

Walter Eowen , Donald Smith, Arza Smith, Andy 

Gumpp, Clarence Hendrickson, Merland Heller, 

Homer Stevenson, Andy Cook, Ed Allen. 

HOSTS for Fellowship Hour 

Mr, and Mrs. Walter Keebortz 



APRIL 23rd at First Christian: 

Meditative Worship 69 
Divine Worship 299 

Celebration Worshi p 2 9 

Total Worship 397 

Church School 175 

PERSONAL MENTION 
FUNERAL BY PASTOR: William George Hennes- 
sey on 4/20/72 at Auburn. He was son-in-law of 
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hetrick. Sympathy is ex- 
tended to the family 

IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran: 689 Mrs. Martha Cole 
Parkview: 303 - Mr. William Aaron 
s210 - Mrs. Betty Wambach 

THANKS TO HAZELWOOD CHRISTIAN - 
Bob and Frances Sulanke, Carver and Mary Anne 
Murray, and Bud and Audrey Ron, shared their en- 
thusiasm and renewal through the Lay Witness 
Mission: program this past Sunday evening. 
CONGRATULATIONS: to Miss Becky Buskirk who 
will give her Junior Voice Recital at Marion Col- 
lege on Friday evening, April 28. 



RESPONSE TO INVITATION SUNDAY 
Miss K are n Dailey , 3414 Senate, transferred 
her membership Sunday from the West Creigh- 
ton Christian Church. Karen has participated 
within our fellowship for several months. - 
Discipleship Class, Communications Class, Cel- 
ebration Worship, and regularly in worship. 
She is employed at the Indiana State Hospital 
and Training Center. .We welcome Karen in 
our common life and relationship in Jesus Christ 
as Lord of Life. 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP . . . 

Monthly' Group Meetings 
KEPPLE Group will meet with Mrs. Henry Flow- 
ers, 9410 Saratoga Rd. Tuesday, May 2, at 9 
A.M. Program will be by Mrs. Flowers. 

The MONTGOMERY Group will meet with Mrs. 
Harold Cline, 5705 Fernwood Ave. , Tuesday, 
May 2, at 8:00 P.M. Program by Mrs. Paul 
Yentes, Worship by Mrs. Floyd Morrical, 

The SPICE Group will meet with Mrs. Hugh D. 

Rice, -7001 Premiere Dr. Wednesday, May 3, 

at 9:00 A.M. Program by Mrs. Dale Parkerson, 

Worship by Mrs. H. G.Helmuth. 

The HIGDON Group will meet with Mrs. Alfred 

Schell, 236 Rexford Dr. Wednesday, May 3, at 

7:30 P.M. 

The BRUMMEL Group will meet with Mrs. Ray 

Fredericks, 3430 Kewatin Ct. Thursday, May 4, 

at 7:30 P.M. Program by Mrs. Larry Barnes, 

Worship by Mrs. Jack Skelton. 

PAPER DRIVE 
Our Chi Rho Fellowship is sponsoring a paper 
drive this Saturday, April 29. All donations of 
paper should be brought to the church by Friday 
at 5:00 P.M. If you cannot get your paper to 
the church, call Bob Urich, 748-7709; Ben Tay- 
lor, 447-2880, or Steve Bruckman, 485-0168, 
by Thursday to arrange for pick up. 



HELP . a „ HELP 



FIND OUR MISSING PERSONS „ . HELP . . . . HELP 



The following are a part of the listed members of your congregation for whom we have no 
mailing address,, Will you kindly assist by securing the full address including phone and zip number? 
Will you work through any persons or avenues through which you can secure information? If any 
have identified with other churches, give us the church name and date of change ! If any are de- 
ceased;, let us know. We need to find where our people are in order to love them and serve them 
responsibly as a congregation . 



Mrs. Cora Adams 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Adams 

Mrs, Hubert (Jean) Adkinson 

Mrs. S.W. (Ethel) Akers 

Mrs. D wight Allen 

Mrs. Vesta Bayman-Allman 

Doris Anderson 

Mary Anderson 

Mrs. Donald Andrews 

Mrs. Donald Angell 

Mrs. Marion Bailey 

Mr. & Mrs. James Baker 

Mrs. Beatrice Baugher 

Miss Marcia Baugher 

Harold A. Bingham 



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Richard & Doris Bireley 
Mrs. Betty Bodkin 
Wm. C. Bolton 
Mrs. Elmo Brott 
Alma Leona Brown 
Richard Brown 
Mr. & Mrs. Guy Bruss 
James Buchanan 
Mrs. Russell Butt 
Robert C. Gale 
Mrs. Herschel Case 
Roberta Church 
James Clark 
Mrs. Jessie Collier 
Mrs. Jessie Cook 



Clyde & Jean Copeland 
Robert Corkwell 
Mrs. Dorothy Cory 
Mrs. Eugene Craig 
Ronald & Mary Dailey 
Mrs. Thomas Dailey 
Mrs. Robt (Vol a) Davis 
Mrs. Wm.DeRolf 
Mrs. Frederick Dettloff 
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Dickson 
Dale G. Drake 
Mr. & Mrs. James Dudley 
John Dunn 
Mrs. Oscar Eggers 
Joseph O. Eifrid 
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CYF CARRY OUT SUPPER 



Again this year, our high school youth are sponsoring a Carry-out supper on Sunday evening, May 7. 
Menu will include oven fried chicken, escalloped potatoes, jello salad roll and cake. Dinners may 
be delivered to your home between 5:30 and 6:30 P.M. or you may come to the Church and pick 
yours up to take home or to eat here. Tables will be set up in Fellowship Hall if you wish to use 
them. Coffee and Koolade will be served with dinners eaten at the church* We must know, when 
you make reservations, however, which option you plan to use. Donation is $1. 50 for adults and 
$l o 00 for children 12 and under. Reservations may be phoned to Delores Keebortz 745-3789; Jim 
Taylor, 447-2880; Kathy Bryan, 485-8717 or Miriam Bixenman at the church , or given to any 
CYFer next Sunday morning at the coffee hour. All reservations must be in before Thursday, May 
4th. No walk-ins can be served. 

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COMING EVENTS TO MARK ON CALENDAR: 

May 7 - 10:30 A.M. - Thanksgiving for Childbirth and Dedication of Parents 

with young children 
May 14 - 8:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 8:00 P.M. — Commitment Sunday for 

coming Church Year giving. 
May 21 - Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church 
June 13-15, 20-22 - Vacation Church School - 9:00 to 11:30 A.M. 



:ONGREGATIONAL DINNER AND MEETING . „ 
(Continued from Page 1) 

ELDER S : for Three years: Larry Barnes, George 
J)avis, Walter Keebortz, Hugh Rice, William 
".chilling, Fred Smell, Mark Snyder „ 
Qder for Two year un expired term: Merle Rice 
."Deacons for Three Year terms: Ed Allen, Walter 
>owen, Romaine Cole, Stanley Cole, Ronald 
Gerow, Walter Gumpp, Clarence Hetrick, A.E. 
.-hiddleston, Robert Johnson, Wayne Koehlinger, 
Vernon Moore, Tom Ogles, Raymond Russell, 
Russell Wortley. 

Deaconesses for Three Year term: Penny Beach- 
ley, Irene Cline, Helen Clymore, Karen Flick- 
inger, Sharon Fredericks, Betty Grimm, Carole 
Lee, Marge Lehman, Jennie Morrical, Betty Ol- 
son, Delores Overmeyer, Doris Sauerwein, Helen 
Williams, Ruth Yentes. 

Trustees for Three Year Term: William C rouse, 
Hugh Rice. 

Elders Emeritus; W alter Birkhold, Robert Clipp 
One Year Terms: Treasurer: Andrew C. Cook; 
Ass't Treas. Ronald Flickinger, Memorial and 
Special Fund Treasurer: Herbert Banet; Financial 
Secretary : Merle Grimm; Finance Committee : 
Aalph Church, Romaine Cole, Colyn Crowder, 
Mildred Hutchinson, William Love; Church Clerk 
Sdna Vaught; Youth on Church Board: Kathy Bry- 
an and Jim Taylor. 

OTHER NOMINEES may be named from the floor 
if supported by three members and consented to 
by nominee. All' nominees must be active mem- 
bers for at least one year within the congregation. 



EASTER OFFERING MAILED: 

$750 was mailed this week as our special over- 
and-above Easter offering. Thanks to each and 
avery person who shared that the work of the lar- 
ger church can move forward in mission, educa- 
tion and benevolence. 



FROM THE PASTORs 

May I underscore the need of ,your assistance 
in securing information concerning the per- 
sons on Page 3. We are making every effort 
to know and relate with each person who is 
still a member of our congregation. We need 
to know them o This week we are mailing let- 
ters to those whose addresses we know but who 
are not homebound or have not attended wor- 
ship since last July 1. We are seeking to ver- 
ify our information in the office. I ask the 
help of each person to enable us to know where 
we are in our basic church records. Help is 
needed to keep current with names and ad- 
dresses and telephone numbers. Your help this 
week and in coming weeks will be apprecia - 
feed. 

The new multiple worship format of our chur- 
ch is exciting. Our 8 A.M. service is filling 
a need for several persons who could not at- 
tend at the later hour. My intent is to in- 
crease the sense of meditation and quiet in 
this worship experience. The sermon and ser- 
monette and child care are the only repeti- 
tions to our 10:30 service. 
Our Divine Worship at 10:30 A.M. continues 
as a central worship experience in terms of 
participation. Our choir has been most thril- 
ling in recent months. Our child care program 
goes up through fourth grade. 
The Celebration Worship at 8 P.M. closes 
out the day and has included persons each 
week who have been out of town in the morn- 
ing. This service accents participation. We 
have a full worship experience which is cli- 
maxed with the Lord's Supper. Our dialogue 
portion this week will include sharing by 
Merle Rice on his awareness of God in rela- 
tion to his life as a physicist. Steve Hall 
will be leading our music with his guitar. 



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Volume XXX May 4, 1972 



No. 31 



CHURCH CALEN DAR 
7 1 00 P.M.May 6 - Spaghetti Supper at Clines 

for New Couples and Singles Class 
Sunday,, May 7 

8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
8:00 A.M. Communications Class 
9: 15 A.M. Church School (Bible Series) 
9:15 A. M Discipleship Class 
10:30 A. M. Divine Worship 
10:30 A.M. Thanksgiving and Dedication 
4 to 6 P.M. COCU Meeting 
5:30 P.M. CYF Carry Out Supper 
6:30 P. M. Evening Study Groups 
8:00 P.M. Celebration Worship 
Monday, May 8 

7:00 P.M. First Aid Committee meeting 
7:30 P. M. Fellowship Guild with Mrs. Conrad 
Tuesday, May 9 

1:00 P.M. Gamboe Group with Mrs.Higgins 
8:00 P. M. Church Board 
Wednesday , May 10 
9 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. CWF District 1 Leadership 

Training Workshop at Kendallville 
7:30 P.M. Nelson Group with Mrs.Clymore 
Thursday, May 11 

7:30 P. M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
Friday and Saturday, May 12 & 13 
Celebration Worship Workshop at St. Vincent Villa 
Saturday, May 13 
CYF Car Wash in Church parking lot. 



STRONG CONGREGATIONAL MEETING HELD: 

About 265 persons shared in an important fel- 
lowship and business meeting of the congrega- 
tion last Sunday evening. 

Chosen as leaders for the congregation are: 
Chairman of Board - Hugh Rice 
Vice -Chairman of Boatd - Thomas Frappier 
Chairman of Elders - Ray Fredericks 
Chairman of Deacons - Robert Hendricks 
Chairman of Deaconesses - Lois Finkhousen 
Chairman of Trustees - Bert Leversee 

Favorable action was taken both on the Mem- 
orial, Special Gifts, and Will Bequests program 
and the budget for the church year beginning 
July 1. The former program establishes 4 basic 
funds for this type of giving: 

Church Vocation Memorial Trust Fund 

Endowment Memorial Trust Fund 

Building and Equipment Fund 

Capital Outreach Fund. 
The principal of the first two funds will be held 
intact and only income accumulated used. Both 
principal and income of the Building and Equip- 
ment fund will be used on major efforts. The 
Capital Outreach Fund will use all principal & 
income annually. Undesignated gifts will be 
divided equally in the four funds. Gifts may be 
designated for any of these four funds. 
(Continued on Page 4) 



Officers Serving May 7. 
ELDERS; 

8:00 A.M. Bert Leversee; Alfred Schell 
10s 30 A. M. jack Weicker; Glenn Miller 
DEACONSil0s30A t M. 

Max Finkhousen s Merle Grimm, Robert Ogles, 
Merle Rice, LeRoy Timbrook, Paul Yentes. 
DEACONESSES; May 7, 14, 21 
Mrs. J. E. Weicker; Mrs. Earl Plummer 
USHERS t 8:00 A.M. 

Robert Johnson, James Kirsch, Mark Snyder, 
Merland Heller. 
10:30 A.M. 

Bud Schryver, Rex Clifton, Ed. Allen, Don Pass- 
water, Robert Chevalier, Robert White, M. G. 
Heller. Andy Cook, John Hendrickson. 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS; 

Lutheran : 589-Mrs. Mae Beck; 46 5 -Mrs. Martha 
Cole; 769 - Mrs. Kenneth Lytle; 865 - Mr. Ralph 
Keller. 

Parkview: 303 Mr. Bill Aaron; s-103 Mr s.Jane 
Wambach. ** 

WEDDING BY PASTOR: ? 

ti 
Kenneth Duane Smith and Sherri Jeanine Wrick 

on 4/29/72. They are residing at 30( Richbrook 

Trailer Park, Washington Center Rd.Fort Wayne, 

46815. 

SYMPATHY EXTENDED: - 

To Mrs. Doris Richard and family in the death 
of her mother, Mrs. Delia Scott, last Friday in 
Bryan, Ohio. 

To the survivors of Mrs. Emma Lou Gorham, 
age 99, who had formerly been a member here. 

THANKS FOR WORK ON OUR CONGREGATION- 
AL DINNER: 

To our Board Chairman who did so much, George 
Bruckman; to our Decorating committee of Don- 
na Johnson, Kim and Bobby JohnsonjSylvia Smith 
Betty Grimm, Barbara Schrock,Dawn and Denise 
Schrock, Diana Wortley and Nancy Wortley; To 
(Continued next column) 



our food committee of Virginia Bruckman, Judy 
Aker, Deanna Ruble, Margaret Love, Nancy 
Wortley, Donna Johnson, Val Taylor and Marge 
Lehman; To our Music leaders - Sara Davis and 
Ruth Plummer; and to our Nomunating Commit- 
tee of Judy Church, Hugh Rice,, Val eria Taylor, 
Floyd Morrical and Merle Rice. To those set- 
ting up tables - Ron Aker, George Davis, Max 
Finkhousen, Jim Ruble, Bob Scrock, Bob John- 
son, Ben Taylor, Russ Wortley, George Bruck- 
man and Larry & Cheri Barnes. 

THANKS FOR YOUR WORK! 

INVITATION TO FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVER- 
SARY: 
Our congregation is invited to share in a fifth - 
ieth Wedding Anniversary celebration from 3:00 
to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 25 in the Fellow- 
ship Hall of the Madison Avenue Christian Church, 
Covington, Ky, for Rev. and Mrs. Barton A, 
Johnson. Because of distance, a buffet will be 
served following the reception. Word needs to 
be sent so that preparations can be made for 
those attending. Contact the church office and 
we will send for all Fort Wayne friends of this 
former pastor here. 

C.W.F. BREAKFAST 

All women are invited for a May breakfast at 
9:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 16. Bring guests with 
you. Worship and a Book Review by Mrs. Herdis 
Helmuth are features of the program. 

If reservations have not been made, call Val 
Taylor - 447-2880; or Donna Johnson, 456-2366 
by May 13th. 

CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC 
The Music Department of St. Francis College 
is presenting its annual concert at 8:00 P.M. 
this Sunday at St. John the Baptist Church which 
is a neighboring congregation. All are invited to 
this free and open concert of organ, instrumental 
and vocal music. 

PUBLIC MEETING OF N.A.A.C.P 
At 6:00 P.M. Sunday May 14, a public meet- 
ing will be held at the ball room of the Sheraton 
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PUBLIC MEETING . . . 

Fort Wayne Motor Hotel . Mr. Mai Goode, a Ne- 
gro who is United Nations Correspondent for 
American Broadcasting Company,, TV, will 
speak. Mr. Goode will present a positive ap- 
proach to complex problems of our day e 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 
Monthly Group Meetings 
The Fellowship Guild will meet with Mrs. Wm. 
Conrad, 1823 Griswold Dr. Monday, May 8 at 
7% 30 P.M. Program and Worship by Ethel M. 
Shroyer. 

The GAMBOE Group will meet with Mrs. L. H, 
Higgins, 5010 Woodhurst, Tuesday, May 9. 
Program by Mrs. Norma Andrew; worship by 
Mrs. Iva Imbody. 

The NELSON Group will meet with Mrs. Helen 
Clymore, 5210 Buell Dr. Wednesday, May 10 
at 7:30 P.M. Program by Mrs. Howard Over- 
myer, Worship by Mrs. Russell Wortley. 

PRAYER STUDY GROUP 

The morning and afternoon prayer-study groups 
will meet together at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 
8, in the Christian Education office. Miriam 
Bixenman will be study leader. The evening 
group will meet at 7:30 at the home of Bob and 
Donna Johnson, 350 Arcadia Ct. Monday, May 8. 
Larry Barnes and Bob Johnson will be study lead- 
ers. 
SECOND GOOD STUDY SESSION: 

The group who spent four hours in special stu- 
dy during April, asked for more time. There will 
be a session in the Parlor from 4 to 6 P. M. Most 
attention will be given to Chapter 8 - "Organiz- 
ing for Mission", pp. 56-72. Some attention will 
also be given to Chapters 6 & 7. This is open to 
all participants from the other week and any 
other interested people. 

FOOD FOR WEEK NEEDED BY THE PANtTRY: 
Canned Meat 

FRIENDLY BIBLE CLASS will have their Class 
Party at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 6, at Florence 
Palmer's, 2625 Wells St. 



YOUTH NOTES 
Chi Rho will have a regular meeting this Sun- 
day evening from 6:30 to 8:00 with Youth 
Choir rehearsing the last half hour« Our pro- 
gram will consist of Bible Charades, groups 
depicting their favorite Bible stories to see 
if others can recognize them. 

CYF members are asked to be here Saturday 
afternoon from 2 to 5, or any part of that time 
to prepare for the Carry- Out Supper on Sunday 
Sunday, you are asked to bring clothes to chan- 
ge into when you come in the morning and re- 
main throughout the afternoon to work on the 
supper. Lunch will be provided at the church. 
Supper will be served from 5^30 to 6:30 and 
we must remain to clean up afterward. 

junior Disciples will have choir from 6:30 to 
7: 00 followed by the work on props and parts 
for the parable of the Prodigal Son. 

LAST CALL FOR CARRY OUT SUPPER ORDER 

If you have not already done so, be sure to 
phone your order for Carry- out suppers NOW 
to Jim Taylor, 447-2880, Kathee Bryan, 485- 
8717, Walter Keebortz, 745-3789; or Miriam 
Bixenman at the Church office. ABSOLUTELY 
NO DINNERS WILL BE SERVED WITHOUT AD- 
VANCE ORDERS. 

CAR WASH MAY 13 

The CYF sponsored Car Wash will be Saturday 
May 13, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. on our park- 
ing lot. Cars will be cleaned inside and out. 
Donation is $1.00. Proceeds will go to the 
support of our CYF mission project (Hazel 
Green Academy in Kentucky) and the end of 
the year educational Youth Trip. Your patron- 
age will be appreciated. 

ADULT EVENING BIBIJE STUDY GROUP: 

Simultaneous with the youth this Sunday 
evening will be the adult Bible Study. Read 
pp. 19 & 20 in "52 Weeks with the Bible". 
We will deal with :"Your Calling in the Body 
of Christ" - Romans 12:1-8. This group meets 
in the parlor. 



STRONG CONGREGATIONAL MEETING HELD, 

Walter Birkhold and Robert Clipp were elec- 
ted as Elders Emeritus. This is a lifelong office 
and honor. They are free to serve in this capa- 
city insofar as they desire and are able. There 
are no specific assigned responsibilities. 

Also elected were Merle Rice to fill the un- 
expired term of Kenneth Edwards. And the 
Hollowing for one year terms? Andrew Cook, 
Church Treasurer; Ronald Flickinger, Ass ! t 
Church Treasurer; Herbert Banet, Memorial & 
Special Gifts Treasurer; Merle Grimm, Fin- 
ancial Secretary; Edna V aught, Church 
Clerk,; Kathee Bryan &J.im Taylor, youth . 
members of church board along with CYF Pres* 
ident; Ralph Church, Rbmane Cole, Colyn 
Crowder, Mildred Hutchinson, and Wm.Love, 
Ass't Financial secretaries. 

Elders elected for three years were Larry Bar- 
nes, George Davis, Walter Keebortz, John Mer- 
rill, Hugh Rice, Wm, Schilling, Fred Smell, 
Mark Snyder. 

Deacons elected for three year terms were: 
Ed. Allen, Walter Bowen, Romane Cole, Stan- 
ley Cole, Ronald Ge row, Walter Gumpp, Clar- 
ence Hetrick, Lawrence Horn, Arthur Huddles- 
ton, Robert Johnson, Wayne Koehlinger, Vernon 
Moore, Tom Ogles, Raymond Russell, and 
Russell Wortley. 

Deaconesses elected for three years were: 
Penny Beaehley, Helen Clymore, Karen Flick- 
inger, Sharon Fredericks, Betty Grimm, Carole 
Lee, Marge Lehman, Jennie Morrical, Betty 
Olson, Delores Overmyer, Doris Sauerwein, 
Helen Williams, and Ruth Yentes. 

Trustees elected for three years were: 
William C rouse and Hugh Rice. 

Commitment Sunday for the giving toward 
the new church budget will be on May 14. 
Realistic giving in proportion to income needs 
to be committed so that we may underwrite 
this program. Every member and friend of th 
church is encouraged to share in weekly grv> 
ing so enable Christ's action thru the Church. 



FROM THE PASTOR:; 

As we open the month, of May, we. also launch 
upon Christian Family Week. On May 7th, we 
will have our semi-annual Thanksgiving for 
Childbirth and Dedication of Parents Service. 

On May 14, we celebrate Mothers Day. Our 
sermons will be looking at implications of our 
Christian faith in this important area of life. 

May 7 - "THE MINISTRY OF PARENTS" 
Luke 15:11-32 
May 14 -"THE IMPA.CT OF LOVE ON A 

FAMILY" i Corinthians 13, I John 4. 
During our 8:00 P M. Celebration Worship this 
Sunday, the Bible Dialogue will concern the 
interaction of children and parents especially 
as the child nears maturity. Our Christian faith 
needs to be carried into the reality of life with- 
in our home circles. 

On May 14, our church will be sharing in its 
COMMITMENT SUNDAY when persons make 
expressions of giving intent for the new church 
year beginning July 1. We recognize the gener- 
ous over-and- above commitments of our Cen- 
tennial and Indiana Appeal last winter. Yet, we 
do believe that our people can move up to the 
regular budget needs of $1, 809. 23 weekly. We 
anticipate commitments from children, youth, 
and adults . A measuring rod for giving is as 
follows: 

Beginning Commitment - 

$1 per week of $1, 000 of annual income 
Average or Tithe Commitment - 

$2 per week per $1, 000 of annual income 
Sacrificial Commitment - 

$3 per week per $1, 000 of annual income 
We recently passed the April 15 deadline when 
we were aware of our 1971 income for the Gov- 
ernment. Ponder your giving ahead in light of 
these figures plus any changes in income. Plan 
now for the coming year. 




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5126 Werlint 
Fort Rfayne, 



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No. 32 



CHURCH CALENDAR 

Saturday, May 13 

CYF - Car Wash in church parking lot 

Sunday, May 14 

8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 

9: 15 A M. Church School 

10:30 A. M. Divine Worship 

Sermon -"THE IMPACT OF LOVE ON THE 

FAMILY" 
Text: I Corinthians 13 and I John John 4 
8:00 P.M. Celebration Worship 
Monday, May 15 
10:00 A.M. Prayer- strudy group 
Tuesday, , May, 16^ 
9:30 A. ML, CWF May Breakfast 
Thursday, May 18 
7: 30 P. M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
Friday and Saturday, May 19 & 20 
Camp Training Workshop - Geneva Center 

THE PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK: 

Canned fruit juices, such as Hi-C or regular 
fruit juices, not drinks; Peanut Butter 



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Sunday, May 14, is COMMITMENT SUNDAY 
for the WHOLE CHURCH - Each member and 
friend is invited and urged to make an intention 
of giving for the coming church year 

RENEW Commitment to God through a giving 
commitment and renew responsible church ties. 



ENABLE a full Pastoral ministry and a rounded church program and life, EXTEND the reach of Christ 
through Christian higher education, benevolent homes, missionaries around the world. 
CELEBRATE the richness of the gift of Christ and the material resources in our hands by honoring 
Christ and serving others with what we have. 

YOUNG AND OLD, RICH AND POOR, NEW CHRISTIAN AND OLD CHRISTIAN 
ENABLE - EXTEND, AND CELEBRATE THE WHOLE CHURCH. 
COMMITMENTS AT ANY SERVICE — 8:00 A.M. ; 10:30 A.M., 8:00P.M. 



RENEW .. 



OFFICERS SERVING MAY 14 



RESPONSES TO INVITATION? 



ELDERS; 
8:00 A.M. 
10:30 A.M. 



Earl Plummer, David Griggs 
Robert Rayl, Andrew Cook 



DEACONS: 10:30 A.M . 

Ronald Aker, Dennis Andrew, Larry Barnes, 
Marvin Crouse, Thomas Frappier, John Hechler, 
Leon Johns. 

DEACONESSES: May 14, 21 

Mrs. J.E. Weicker, Mrs. Earl Plummer 

USHERS: 8:00 A.M. 

Robert Johnson, James Kirsch, Mark Snyder, 

Merland Heller. 

10:30 A.M . 

Bud Schryver, Rex Clifton, Ed .Allen, Don Pass- 

water, Robert Chevalier, Robert White, Merland 

Heller, Andy Cook, John Hendrickson 

HOSTS FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Banet 

PERSONAL MENTION 

SYMPATHY is extended to Mr. Eural Rose in the 
death of his father on Easter Sunday in Lee City, 
Kentucky. 

Sympathy is also extended to Mrs. Monette Wet- 
zel and family in the death of her father last week. 
IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran: 240 - Mr. John Freed. 

St, Josep h's: 225 - Mrs. Carolyn Hursh, 607- 

Teresa Gardner. 

Parkview: S-103 Mrs. Jane Wambach 

PARTICIPANTS IN CELEBRATION WORKSHOP 

Valerie Williams, Lori Passwater, Sally Cline, 
Judy Aker, and Miriam Bixenman and Harold 
Cline are sharing in this workshop led by the Cen- 
ter for Contemporary Celebration and sponsored 
by the Christian Educators of Fort Wayne. 

REMEMBER: 

After noon on Sunday, the only scheduled acti- 
vity is the Celebration Worship at 8:00 P.M. 
Happy Mothers' Day! 



2^_g: n d Mrs. Charles A. Newman , 651-1/2 
Third St, identified with our congregation in 
transfers of membership this past Sunday. 
Charles comes from the Whetstone United 
Church of Christ in An derson and Armella 
comes from the Central Christian Church of 
Anderson. Charles is employed by Sears in tl 
Home Improvement department. He plans to 
finish his work this coming year at Ball State 
University. Armella is in the home with a 
young son, Adam, and is the niece of Marvin 
and William Crouse of our congregation. We 
welcome these on a common tie together in 
Christ. 

APRIL AVERAGES: 

Church Worship 423 

Church School 177 

Church Budget giving $1, 592.48 
Centennial & Indiana 

Appeal giving $ 252.28 

NEW MEMBERS DURING APRIL: 

Jayne Jenkins 

Kim Johnson 

Thomas and Susan Knuckles 

Kurt Schryver 

Karen Dailey 

CWF MAY BREAKFAST 

All women are urged to call Val Tay--, 
lor, 447-2880, or Donna Johnson, 456-2366 I 
order to make reservations for the breakfast at 
9:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 16. Reservations 
deadline is the 13th - Saturday. 

n Ive Got To Tell You Something" will be 
shared with the group by Audrey Helmuth. 
Nancy Wortley is leading the worship exper- 
ience of the morning. 

Let this be an invitation to call and make 
reservation for yourself and a guest whom you j 
might bring! 



CAR WASH: 

Our Christian Youth Fellowship is sponsoring a 
car wash this Saturday, May 13, on our parking 
lot. They will be assisted by youth from West 
Creighton Christian Church . The two youth 
groups are planning an end of the year trip to 
Bethany, West Virginia, returning through Ohio 
to see some of the sights important in the his- 
tory of our Brotherhood. Proceeds from the 
Car Wash will go toward this trip and toward 
the mission giving of this group „ Donations are 
$ 1 „ 00 per car and washing will continue from 
9 A.M. to4P,M„ Let the CYF wash your car 
clean to take Mother to Church on her day! 



MAY 14 - COMMITMENT SUNDAY - 

MOTHER'S DAY 
8:00 A.M. - Meditative Worship 
10:30 A . M. - Divine Worship 
Sermon both hours: "THE IMPACT OF LOVE 

ON A FAMILY" - I Corinthians 13 j I John 4. 
Our Communion al the Lord's Table will com- 
plete our expression of commitment. Bring 
Commitment cards which were mailed. 

8:00 P.M. - Celebration Worship 
"Commitment and Prayer" is the theme for in- 
teraction led by Steve Bruckman, Karen Dailey, 
Ray Fredericks, and Miriam Bixenman. Steve 
Hall will be accompanist with the guitar. 
Commitment cards are welcomed! 



HELP . . . HELP . . . FIND OUR MISSING PERSONS . . . HELP . . . HELP ! 

The following are a part of the listed members of our congregation for whom we have no mailing 
address. Will you kindly assist by securing the full address including phone and zip number? Will 
you work through any persons or avenues through which you can secure information? If any have 
transferred to other churches, give us the church name and the date of change. If any are deceased 
let us know. We need to find out where people are in order to love them and serve them responsibly 
as a congregation. Write down information and hand to pastor or send to office. 



Mr. 8- Mrs. Luther Eller 

Wanda Eller 

Clarence F. Ellison 

Robert & Virginia Emerson 

Shari Rodriguez 

Ms. Don Eugene 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul V.Evans 

Mrs. Robert Feichter 

Gerald S. Fogel 

Mrs. Wm. R.Folsom 

Mrs. Larry Ganter 

Ellen & Edna Garee 

Paul Garee 

Mrs. Donald Gerber 

Arthur Gernhardt 

Wm. D. Gilley 

Paul & Mildred Girdner 



Mrs. Dorothy Grandstaff 

Rosemary Greenwald 

Mr. Mrs. Harry Griggs 

Gloria Grove 

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Hadley 

James Haffner 

Mrs. Jane Harts 

Mr. & Mrs. Billy Heath 

Elizabeth Hess 

Patricia Higgens 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank C. Hill 

Derryl Hobbs 

John F. Holderman 

Teddy Horibe 

Mrs. Ora Jane Fluff 

Mr. &Mrs. C.B.Hunt 

Mrs. R. Larry Johnson 



Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Jones 

J_ Raymond Keller 

Jack & Maxine Kelley 

Wanda Sue Kelly 

Manuel Kelly 

James A. Kingman 

Robert Kinnaman 

Wm. & Margaret Kintzel 

Mrs. Richard Kitson 

Mr. & Mrs. Ned Klotz 

Ned Klotz III 

Mrs. Walter Knox 

Edgar R. Laden 

Diann Laden 

Thomas Laden 

Mr. & Mrs. Traffa LaFave 

Mrs. David (Valjean)Langohr 



VACATION C HURCH SCHOOL 

The 1972 Vacation Church School will be held 
from 9:30 A.M. ,to 12 Noon on Tuesday, Wed- 
nesday and Thursdays, June 13, 14, 15 and June 
20, 21, 22. There will be classes for those in Nur- 
sery (now 3 and 4 years old), Kindergarten, and 
first through sixth grades. Jackie Bryan, Val Tay- 
lor, and Nila Schilling are chairmen of the. Va- 
vation School „ Teachers include: Nursery -Karen 
Flickinger, Sue Knuckles, and Cindy Bryan. 

Kindergarten : Andrea Benny, Ruth Ann Bozarth 

and Sharon Fredericks. 

1st and 2nd Grades: Donna Johnson, Rosemary 

Krull and Lucy Young. 

3rd and 4th Grades : Peg Buskirk, Nancy Wortley 

and Judy Passwater. 

5th and 6th Grades: Ed. Allen, Tr. (our summer 

intern) and Jim Taylor. 

Penny Beachley will be in charge of the kitchen 

and Ruth Plummer and Connie Knight will be in 

charge of music in all departments. Watch for 

enrollment blanks. 

SUNDAY EVENING STUDY PROGRAM 
There will be NO SESSIONS of the Sunday even- 
ing study groups this Sunday, in honor of Mother's 
Day. This includes the Youth groups - CYF and 
Chi Rho and Junior Disciples. There will also be 
no Youth or Children's Choirs. 

THOSE NOW REGISTERED FOR SUMMER CAMP 

Mike Gardner for Camp 78, the week of July 23-.- 

29 at Barbee 

Teresa Gardner for Camp 56 the week of July 16- 

22 at Barbee. 

Denise Schrock and Carol Cline for camp 56 the 

week of July 2-8 at Barbee 

Diana Wortley and Dawn Schrock for Camp 78 

at Barbee the week of July 9-15. 

Scott Rayl for Camp 11-12 at Barbee August 6- 

12. 



FROM THE PASTORs 

Greetings in our common Lord of life, Jesus 
Christ ! 

Let me first comment about our 520 verifi- 
cation letters* I have a deep concern for per- 
sons and the church and the ministry of the 
church to. persons. Thus, we are writing every 
household or adult member of our congregation 
who has not been in worship for 10 months or 
who is not on our special care list because of 
health or age. These letters are to ascertain 
correctness of membership status; current ad- 
dress, zip, and phone; and to learn any other 
information which might enable our ministry. 
For instance, this week I had a call from one 
over 70 who has not received the weekly TID- 
INGS. I appreciate this since every member 
household is to receive a copy weekly. We are 
concerned for active participation and also for 
the adequacy of our information for every per- 
son who is a member of First Christian Church, 
This is also why the listing on page 31 .to learn 
of addresses or information on people whose 
office records are incomplete presently. Will 
those receiving letters please respond in a way 
a to help us minister? Will all help us find 
people with whom we have lost weekly con- 
tact through THE TIDINGS and other means? 

Secondly, I look forward with prayer and anti- 
cipation to our COMMITMENT SUNDAY THIS 
SUNDAY THE 14th.! I am convinced that our 
people can reach forth in faith so that we can 
underwrite our church budget weekly needs of 
$1,819.23, beginning on July 1, 1972. 

We are encouraging commitments from every 
home and every child and youth who has made 
his Christian decision. Let us ponder and move 
forward in financial commitments reflective of 
our income and resources ! SEE YOU SUNDAY ! 



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Volume XXX May 1 8, 1972 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
Saturday, May 20, 9 to 4 - CYF Car Wash 
Sunday, May 21 _ PENTECOST 
8:00 A M, - Meditative Worship 
9: 15 A. M„ - Church School 
10:30 A.M. - Divine Worship 
Sermon: "Experiencing Our Church Identity and 

Power" 
6:30 P.M. - Fellowship and Study 
6:30 P.M. CYF, Chi Rho 
8:00 P. M. - Celebration Worship 
Monday, May 22 

10:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. - Prayer-study 
Tuesday, May 23 
7:30 P.M. Church Cabinet 
Thursday , May 24 
7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

THE PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK: 
Canned Meats 
Canned Fruits 
Canned Vegetables 

Christ lived in the flesh so that He might show 
us how to live in the Spirit. 




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PENTECOST 

Our three wor- 
ships on Sunday 
will be high- 
lighted by the 
celebration of 
Pentecost - the 
Birthday of the Church. Our fellowship hour will 
include the sharing in a birthday cake. 

Christmas celebrates the gift of God into the 
world in the person of Jesus Christ. Easter cele- 
brates the victory of Christ over sin and death. 
Pentecost celebrates the Gift of the Spirit which 
brings Christ into human life within the fellow- 
ship of believers. Christmas and Easter would 
have no lasting validity without Pentecost, 
Truly Pentecost is one of the highlights of the 
Christian year. 

Thus,, we call upon every member to join in 
Pentecost Worship on this Sunday, the 21st. 
Read Acts of the Apostles, chapters 1 and 2, in 
preparation for worship. Dr. Harold E. Cline 
will preach at the 8:00 A.M. Meditative Wor- 
ship and at the 10:30 A.M. Divine Worship on 
the theme, "EXPERIENCING OUR CHURCH 
IDENTITY AND POWER". 

The Celebration Worship at 8 p.m. will be 
built around the Pentecost theme. All partici- 
pants can share in the Dialogue Sermon with 
Dr. Cline. 



OFFICERS SERVING MAY 21 
ELDERSi 

8:00 A.M.. Ted Bryanj Harold Crowder 
10:30 A.M. Ray Fredericks; Floyd Morrical 

DEACONS,- 10:30 A.M. 

Steven Bruckman, Walter Keebortz, Charles R. 

Ludwig, Arthur Mowery, E M c O'Laughlin, 

Robert Petty, Delmas Young 

DEACONE SSES; May 21 

Mrs. j.E s W e icker; Mrs. Earl Plummer 

USHERS: 8; 00 A.M . 

Robert Johnson, James Kirsch 3 Merland Heller, 

Mark Snyder, 

10:30 A,M. 

Bud Schryver, Rex Clifton, Don Passwater, Ed, 

Allen, Robert Chevalier, Robert White, Andy 

Cook, Merland Heller, John Hendrickson. 

HOSTS for Fellowship Hours 
Mr. and Mrs, Russell Wortley 

PERSONAL MENTION 
SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED- 

To Mrs. Clarence Hetrick and family in the 
death of her brother last week. 

FUNERAL BY PASTOR: 

Curtis A, Roush on 5/16/72/ Sympathy is ex- 
tended to the family, 

BIRTH TO MEMBER: 

Mr. and Mrs, Lawrence A, Horn, Jr. are blest 
with a daughter, Heather Amber, born on May 
9, 1972. 

IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran : 570 - Mr. Kenneth Lytle and 773- 
Mr. John Freed. Both are recuperating satisfac- 
torily from major surgery last week. 
St, Joseph; 308 - Mr. Harvey Smelser, surgery 
on Thursday morning. 
Parkview: S-102 Mrs. Jane Wambach 
BOY SCOUT COURT OF HONOR 

Melvin Cochran, our scoutmaster of Troop 57, 
has announced a Court of Honor for 7; 00 P. M. 
Friday, May 26. A highlight will be an Eagle 
presentation. 




You s ve Got A Lot to Give speaks two ways: 
1). The resources in our affluent society are 
such that we have much that we need to com- 
mit and give to God and his work through the 
church. 

2)„ The needs for enabling ministry through 
our congregation after Commitment Sunday 
stand in need of more than doubling our number 
of commitments and doubling our dollars com- 
metments. 

Our operating budget for 1972-73 beginning 
July 1. totals $94 5 600, or $1, 819.23 weekly. 
This needs to be underwritten in commitments 
and received in actual dollars in the coming 
year. Now is the time for our people to step 
forward and use the mailed or available cards 
at the church. Mail or bring cards to the church* 
EVERY MEMBER needs to step forward with an 
expression of intent. 

Our commitments need to reflect out income 
today. Our children and youth and some on re- 
tirement need the joy and privilege of regular 
giving even if dollar amount is not high. Others 
in high income years of life need to give at the 
15% or 10% or 5% levels. 

Here is a breakdown of our Commitment Sun- 
day: 

Commitments Amount 
Couples 18-40 10 $ 121.25 

Couples 40-Retirement 41 391.75 

Couples in retirement 15 98,75 

Singles 8 to 18 13 3.. ,45 

Singles 18 - 25 10 33.25 

Singles 25-45 4 14. 50 

Singles 45 to retirement 16 .-95,00 

Singles not working 33 98, 00 

Non Members 4 52 50 



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$ 908. 45 



SIGNIFICANT ACJLL2JH _OJ CHURCj BOARD MA - _ £ 19 7 2 

The approved treasurer's report Indicated a financial deficit in currents fundi = of giving 

above budget level. Our expenses have consistently ran higher than budget level this church year. 
Thus, basic giving is needed regularly as well as a careful control on spending.. New budget con-" 
trol systems will become applicable after July 1, when our bookkeeping will allow such. 

A new BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT POLICIES document was approved as presented by the Trus- 
tees. It includes General Policies and Regulations; Emergencies, Member and Church related 
Group Building Usage; Non-Church Related Group Building Usage; and Weddings; and Organ, 
Copies are available for any person from the church office. 

A Wedding Planning Policy was approved as presented jointly by the Worship Committee with 
help given by the Trustees and Christian Women's Fellowship, Two important things include; 1) 
Our encouragement of the church facilities for weddings as worshipful and meaningful occasions; 
2) "The bride and groom shall make an appointment with the senior pastor for scheduling and ar- 
rangements as soon as possible. This conference is required before the date is established on the 
church calendar, invitations printed, or any public announcement is made." 

A recommendation of the Evangelism-Membership Committee was approved to schedule a 
Lay Witness Mission in the coming church year^ likely in October or November. 

Approval was given to the World Outreach Committee proposal for a goal of $500 for our Chil- 
dren's Day Outreach Offering on June 4th. 

A Study-Response document was approved concerning the "Plan of Union of the Church of 
Christ Uniting", This allowed our church to speak and make comment on this document which was 
prepared for study and response . 

Present were: George Bruckman, Earl Plummer, David Griggs, Harold Crowder. Ray Fredericks 
Jim Ruble, Hendricks Love, Ben Taylor, ALSchell, Wm. Caldwell, Bert Leversee, Ralph Church. 
Floyd Morrical; Bud Ludwig, Herb, Banet, Ron Aker, Walter Keebortz^ Robert Hendricks, Max 
Finkhousen, Arthur Mowery, Delmas Young, Bud OTaufchlinj Margaret Love, Virginia Bruckman. 
Elaine Conrad, Ruth Plummer, Mary Love; Wendell Glass; Debbie Allen; Edna Vaught; Miriam 
Bixenman, Harold Cline,. 



HELP . . . HELP , . , FIND OUR MISSING PERSONS , . , HELP . . , HELP » 
The following are a part of the listed members of our congregation for whom we have no mail- 
ing address. Will you kindly assist by securing the full address including phone and zip numbers? 
Will you work through any persons or avenues through which you can secure information? If any have 
transferred to other churches, give us the church name and the date of change. If any are deceased 
let us know. We need to find out where people are in order to love them and serve them responsibly 
as a congregation. Write down information and hand to pastor orstend to office. 
Mrs. Dorothy Leggett Calvin Long ' Mrs. Mary Ann McLellan 

Mrs, Ruby Leggett Merle J. Long Barbara McNamee 

Mrs, Doris Lemming Mrs. Ilene McClogg Paul Maholm 

Mr. & Mrs, James Lesher Warren Lee McFarren Raymond O. Maple 

Mr, & Mrs. Albert Libbey Mrs, Waunita McKinley Mrs, Iva Martin 



.l_\VASH 

The CYF sponsored Car Wash had to be postpon- 
ed last Saturday because of rain. Therefore it 
'' a - bee " -scheduled for this Saturday, May 20 
on the parking lot from 9^00 A M. to 4s00 P.M. 
Cars will be washed and cleaned inside and out 
for a $1.00 donation. 

YER-STUDY GROUPS^ 
The combined morning and afternoon study 
groups will meet with Miriam Bixenman, 1810 
Chartwell, Monday morning, May 22 at 10 A.M. 
The study assignment is pages 96- 103, the text- 
ual information, and "To Do" session 10 in 
"TEACHING THE BIBLE- IN THE CHURCH. " 
The evening group will also meet at the home 
of Mrs, Bixenman at 7s 30 P.M. on Monday, May 
22. The study assignment is pages 1-14 in Bar- 
clay's GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN, Vol 1. 
Anyone interested in either group is invited to 
attend. 

YOUTH NOTES ; 

CYFers are requested to be here before 9:00 or 
as soon after as poissble this week for the car 
wash which was postponed from last Saturday. 
Work as many of the hours between 9 and 4 as 
you can. 

Both Chi Rho and CYF will meet this Sunday at 
the usual 6:30 P, M. The Chi Rho will enjoy 
Bible Charades postponed from the last meeting 
and a question box discussion. CYF will have 
a business and planning meeting for their trip 
and for summer events. Please be here or con- 
tact Miriam Bixenman or Delores Keebortz if 
you plan to go on the trip in June. 

NOTICE: Chi Rho will sponsor one more paper 
sale this spring, sometime in June. Please save 
your papers and OLD TELEPHONE BOOKS ! 
Watch TIDINGS for announcement of exact date. 



FROM THE PASTO Rs 

SUNDAY IS PENTECOST! I truly believe that 
Pentecost stands equal to Christmas and Easter 
in the church calendar. Without Pentecost, 
Christmas and Easter would be irrelevant stories 
in history. After the ascension of Jesus, the 
disciples prepared for Pentecost by being in one 
place, in one accord, and in prayer. May we 
as a congregation come together on the Lord's 
Day to await God's Spirit. Let us prepare by 
earnest prayer, a sense of belonging and re- 
sponsibility to one another, and by a determin- 
ation to be IN WORSHIP this Sunday. 

The Twentieth Century in the church had found 
a new awareness of the presence of God in the 
Holy Spirit. This has created ecumenicity in 
the church. This has made God a contemport- 
ary. This has brought the church a sense of 
power. The Holy Spirit age began on Pente- 
cost. It points ever to Jesus Christ, through hu- 
man persons like you and me. The Spirit is 
able if we are willing to receive what God has 
in store for us. 

PENTECOST COMPLETES COMMITMENTS! 
We are expecting 150 to 200 more commit- 
ments from individuals and families for our 
coming church budget year. Every elder, dea- 
con, deaconess - every member young or old - 
Every person committed to fulfilling Christ's 
work in the world is needed to join in with giv- 
ing intentions for our new church year. Place 
your commitment card in the offering plate or 
mail it to the church NOW. These gifts should 
reflect financial resources and the regularity of 
our income. They are indicators of our commit- 
ment and participation in the work of Christ. 
SEE YOU ON PENTECOST SUNDAY! 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 
Sunday, May 28 

7:30 A.M. Senior Breakfast - at Richards 
8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
9:15 A.M. Church School 
10:30 A. M. Divine Worship 
Sermon: "SATISFYING MEMORIES" 
Text: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 
8: 00 P. M. C elebration Worship 
Monday, May 29 - Office Closed 
4:00 P. M. Evening Prayer-study Group Social 

Hour. 
Tuesday, May 30 

7:30 P. M. Celebration Worship Planning 
Thursday, June 1 
7: 3 P . M . Brumm el Group 
7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
Friday and Saturday, June 2 & 3 
Youth Camp Out - Chain O' Lakes State Park 



THE PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK: 
Canned Meats 
Canned Fruits 
Canned Vegetables 



VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL 
Dates are June 13-15; 20-22, from 9:30 to 
12 Noon. If you need transportation call Mrs. 
Val Taylor, 447-2880. 



HAROLD E. CLINE, EDITOR 



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M_EM_OjlJ[AL DAY WjEKEND 

This is the first of three summer holiday 
weekends. It also marks the beginning of sum- 
mer vacations for some. May we decide now 
that summer is not vacation time from God, but 
rather enrichment time . Whenever we are in 
the community, we need to be in our place at 
one of our three worships - 8:00 A.M. , 10:30 A, 
M. , or 8:00 P.M. Whenever we are gone on 
Sunday we need the enrichment .of worship 
where we are. Summer opens up opportunities 
of worship in various communities and settings. 
We find that God is being worshiped by faithful 
people in many places and in many ways. Let's 
encourage others through our worship where we 
are! 

Whenever we are in another community 
with friends, let's offer to worship with them. 
Whenever we have weekend guests, let's en- 
courage them to join with us here at first 
Christian, This can be a rich sharing to wor- 
ship with those with whom we enjoy doing 
other things. Please bring worship b u 1 1 e ti n s 
back and hand to the pastor or bfi n g to the 
church office. Write your name on the front 
cover. 

Summer and Vacation and Worship are 
together and enrich each other. 



Officers Serving May 28 

ELDERS; 

8:00 A.M. Donald C. Smith; William R.Love 
10:30 A. M Ralph Church; William Grouse 
DEACONS 10:30 A, M. 

Herbert Banet, Robt. Hendricks, Orie McDougle 
Donald Pomeroy, Jack Sauerwein, Homer Steven- 
son, Dempsey Weaver. 

DEACONESSES; May 28, June 4, 11 

Mrs. Robert Rayl; Mrs. Dennis Andrew 

USHERS; 8:00 A.M . 

Robert Johnson, James Kirsch, Merland Heller, 

Mark Snyder. 

10;30A.M. 

Bud Schryver, Rex Clifton, Don Passwater, Ed. 

Allen, Robert Chevalier, Robert White, Andy 

Cook, Merland Heller, John Hendrickson. 

Hosts for Fellowship Hour 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nordblom 



PERSONAL MENTION 
FUNERAL OF MEMBER: Services for Kenneth 
V. Lytle were conducted on Tuesday, the 23rd. 
Sympathy is extended to the son and daughter 
and families. 

Services for Charles E. Dare were conducted on 
Thursday May 25th. Sympathy is extended to 
Mrs. Dare, Virginia and Lowell, and families. 
Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Dolly Broom in 
the death of her brother Harry Gantz whose ser- 
vices were in New Haven. 

Sympathy is extended to Ray Fredericks in the 
death of a sister's husband whose services were 
held in Illinois. 

IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran: 332 -Mr. Arthur Mowery; West 4th - 

Scott Crebb. 
St. Joseph: 607- Miss Teresa Gardner 
308 - Mr. Harvey Smelser 
Parkview: S-103 Mrs. Jane Wambach 




1972 GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS 

Debra Allen 

Sarah Rebecca Banet 

James BricHey 

Carolyn Sue Burkett 

Julie Kreischer 

Laura Kreischer 

Pamela Meadows 

Lydia Miller 

Thomas Meadows 

Linda Presnell 

James Taylor 

Patricia Wetzel 

Our CYF sponsored SENIOR BREAK- 
FAST is at 7:30 A.M. this Sunday, May 28th. 
at Richard's Restaurant, Paulding 3ld.at Manna 
The seniors are special guests and the parents 
are invited also. 

The Baccalaureate Worship Service will 
be Sunday, June 4th at 10:30 A.M. The seniors 
will be robed for this service in which Dr. Cline 
will preach on "FINDING WHOLENESS". 
COLLEGE GRADUATES: 

Janet Plummer Brodie 
Gloria McVay Cochran 
Michael Romane Cole 
Jolene Wilhelm Dickey 
John W. Williams, II 
Jessie Fern Woodward - Masters 
If either high school or college graduates 
have been omitted please contact the church 
office so that we might be informed. We de- 
sire to know who is graduating. 



You expect God's grace in summer as well as 
in winter. Has He not a right to your all-year- 
round devotion? -Copied 



LOCK CARS : On both week days and last Sun- 
day morning,, we have had problems of persons 
rummaging through unlocked cars on our parking 
lot It is wise to lock cars whenever they are 
parked on our lot, Do not invite stealing 

LOST - ONE AUTO FLOOR MAT! 

Did anyone who came to the car wash last Sat- 
urday discover that they had a black floor mat 
that did not belong to them? If so, please re- 
turn it to the church or to Ted Bryan. 



ADDITIONAL PERSONS ENROLLED IN SUMMER 

CAMPS AND CONFERENCES AT BARBEE s 
Pat Olson - Camp 5-6, July 16-22 
Scott Rayl - Conference 1 1- 12 , August 6-12 
Douglas Olson - Conference 11-12 ,Aug. 6-12 
Marty Cole - Camp 5-6, July 2-8 
Jim Taylor, Conference 11- 12, August 6-12 
Barbara Finkhousen - Camp 5-6; July 16-22 
Val Williams - Camp 9-10, July 30-Aug. 5 



HELP 



HELP 



FIND OUR MISSING PERSONS 



HELP 



HELP! 



The following are a part of the listed members of our congregations for whom we have no 
mailing address. Will you kindly assist by securing the full address including phone and zip num- 
bers? Will you work through any persons or avenues through which you can secure information ? If 
any have transferred to other churches, give us the church name and the date of change. If any are 
deceased let us know. We need to find out where people are in order to love them and serve them 
responsibly as a congregation. Write down information and hand to pastor or send to office. 



RayS. Mathis 

Mrs. Sharon Matlock 

Ireta Miller 

Betty Miller 

Mrs. Robert Miller 

William R. Miller 

Mrs. CleatusJ. Moffitt 

David Moody 

Charles Mumy 

Joan Mumy 

Mrs. Thomas Munson 

Mrs. Ronald L. Myers 

Joseph Neville 

Mrs. Austin Nomina 

Mrs. Daniel J . Olive 

Dorothy Louise Qrmand 

Jean Mary Qrmand 

Thomas F. Owen 

Mrs. Sallie Parker 

William Parker 



Mrs. W.E. Pretzer 

Mrs. Lloyd Putt 

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Reddick 

Nancy Ann Reddick 

Stephen E Reddick 

Herman Redmerski 

Laveme Reed 

Robert Rinehart 

Beatrice Rinehart 

John & Nancy Ritchie 

Mrs. Harold Roberts 

Mrs. Verne Rodiger 

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Roseberry 

Charles & Joyce Rudicel 

Barbara Rudicel 

John A Sanders 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Schmidt 

Robert Lee Scott 

Edward Sechler 

Mrs. Phyllis Sechler 



Robert Shearer 
Miss Shirley Sidle 
Mr. Mrs Ralph Simmons 
Dennis Smith 
Robert Smith 
Shirley Smith 
Robert Dean Snow 
Hugh D. Snow 
Mrs. Herman Sorg 
Charles 7 Staley 
Mrs. Scott Stephans 
Harold A. Stigers 
Daryl Stigers 
Michael Stigers 
Donald Lee Straw 
Joan Elaine Straw 
Mrs. Harold E. Strickler 
John R. Sullivan 
R. Micharl Symms 



THE MORE GENERATION 



THAT'S US ! THE WHOLE NATION ! 

The more generation ! We've got more of just about everything than any generation before us 
Sure, we've got more inflation, more bills and more taxes than any previous generation. But 

we've also got more income, more leisure time, and more things than any nation in history. 

The 1970 census showed that the median family income for the U.S. was $9, 870 as compared 
to $3, 300 for 1950. When that is adjusted on the basis of purchasing power (i. e. , what a dollar will 
buy) it comes out to $6, 100 today as compared to $3, 300 in 1950. 

We must all face the fact that we can no longer honestly say, "I can't afford to increase my 
church giving". If we want to be honest, we must say, "I don't to increase my church giving". 

Why should we increase it? What will that get us, except more in debt? Remember the an- 
ient Jews? Everytime God blessed them to grow and prosper, they figured they did not need Him 
any more. Then they got clobbered ! 

We look back on their long history and say, "My gosh, after 3 or 4 times getting clobbered, you 
would think these people would catch on'! " 

Friends, look back 20 years in our history. In 1950 the average family was giving 10% of its in- 
come to Internal Revenue Service, 1/3 for military and 2/3 for all other government expenses. 
That average family gave 2-3% of its income to the church. They "could not afford any more. " 

Today the average family gives 20% of its income to IRS, 1/2 for military and 1/2 for all 
other government expenses. The average family gives 1-1-1/2 % of its income to the church. They 
could not afford any more". 7 

Within 10 years or less, the average family will be giving 30% of their income to IRS, 2/3 for 
m.htary and 1/3 for all other government expenses. Church giving may then drop to 1/2-1 % 

We are cutting God off and we are in the process of getting clobbered! The church is still our 
Jews? PeaCe ^ SS a natiOD ' ^ are CUtHng " °* Ale We "* Smarter *■» *"• »*«* 

William E. Keller in 

THE CHRISTIAN BUILDER 



FROM THE PASTOR: 

From all indications our giving as a congregation is going to be 30 to 35% higher this church 
aboutTs" 8 " 30th *" laSt yeai ' ^ bUdg6t f ° r th£ "^ year C8llS f ° r a " 0thei increase ° f 

of ™* might SO ™" d * ike a bi § J"»R BUT our total giving is only about 1% of the annual income 
f our member families. Yes, some give 10 to 20% of income. Too many give very little or 



none. 



VM? J"? aSi T ng * at eVef y member be ^presented with some commitment for the new church 

eel i^W ° r A C ° MMI ™ EOT CARD which was mailed to you the other week. Our con- 

souTc s W 6 " 17 ,, I" 1311 ^ REGUIAR an<3 PROPO *TIONATl. in his stewardship of financial re- 
sources. We need to hear from you how! _^__ 

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CHURCH CALENDAR 
Sunday, June 4 - CHILDREN'S DAY 
3:00 A.M. - Meditative Worship 
9:15 A.M. - Church School 
10:30 A. M. - Divine Worship 

Senior Baccalaureate Service 
Sermon: "FINDING WHOLENESS" 
Text: Ecclesiastes 12, 
8:00 P. M. - Celebration Worship 
Tueaday, June 6 
9:00 A.M. Kepple Group 
8:00 P. M. Church Board 
Wednesday, June 7 
1 0: 00 A . M. Spi ce Group 
7:30 P.M. Higdon Group 
Thursday, June 8 
7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL 
Dates are June 13, 14, 15; 20, 21, 22, from 
9:30 to 12 Noon. If you need transportation 
call Mrs. Val Taylor, 447-2880 

THE PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK 
Powdered Milk 

SUMMER INTERN BEGINS WORK 

Ed. Allen, Jr. began his work on Tuesday this 
week as our Summer intern. We welcome him 
on our staff for the summer. 



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RADIO BROADCAST BEGINS SUNDAY: 

Our 10:30 A.M. Worship Hour will be broad - 
cast over WGL during the month of June. We 
invite our homebound and others prevented from 
attending to join in the radio audience. 

This Sunday, this service also combines two 
special foci. Our graduating high school seniors 
will be observing baccalaureate. They will ga- 
ther in the parlor and robe for the processional. 

Gifts will be presented those who were unable 
to attend the Senior Breakfast. The Children's 
Day offering will be received in worship on the 
4th and 11th. This is a special offering for 
World Mission to which all are invited to share. 




from 
$1.13 
to 
$235,000 



MUD'S IMS LATH 



Officers Serving June 4 

ELDERS; 

8; 00 A.M. lames Ruble and Wm. Caldwell 

10:30 A.M. Ben Taylor and Eugene Klepfer 

DEACONS; 10:30 A.M. 

Max Finkhousen, Merle Grimm, Robert Ogles, 

Merle Rice, LeRoy Timbrook, Paul Yentes. 

USHERS; For Jtune - 8:00 A.M. 

Scott Rayl, Doug Olson, John Weicker, Merland 

Heller. 

10:30 A.M . 

Mac Olson, Marshall Smith, Russ Wortley, Leo 

Trim, Robert Chevalier, Wayne Koehlinger, 

Merland Heller, Andy Cook, Tom Knuckles . 

Hosts for Fellowship Hour 

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Young 



PERSONAL MENTION 
ADDITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: 

Julie Crouse from Northside 

Dale Davis from Elmhurst 
Sorry for the omission last week. 

IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran: 632 - Athur Mowery 

Released last week were Margaret Love, Connie 

Wells and Marilyn Byers. 

St. Joseph: 308 Mr. Harvey Smelser 

Released was Teresa Gardner 

Parkview: S-103 Mrs. Jane Wambach 

THANKS ! 

The family of Mr. Charles Dare wish to express 
their thanks to members and friends for the many 
expressions of sympathy extended during their re- 
cent sorrow. And, especially to the Fellowship 
Guild for their act of kindness in serving lunch to 
the family. 

BIRTH: To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Byers, daugh- 
ter, Jennifer Dawn, bom on 5/23. Grandparents 
are Gene and Eileen Klepfer. 

IMPORTANT DATES 
June 6 - Church Board meeting 
June 25 - Church Office rs ordination and instal- 
(Coatinued Column -2- Page -2- 



YOUTH NOTES 
Chi Rho Fellowship will meet at the church at 
2 P M this Sunday afternoon for a service pro- 
ject - the delivering of flyers to the neighbor- 
hood for Vacation Church School in June e Fol- 
lowing this and by 3:30 they will go to the 
Clines 5705 Fernwood, for a swim party and sup- 
per. Bring swim suits and towels. 
CYF will have a buffet supper at the home of 
Miriam Bixenman, 1810 Chartwell, this Sunday 
at 6:30 P.M. We will learn some background 
information for our trip to Bethany, W.Va. and 
will also discuss the Celebration Worship for the 
following week 5 'with which. CYF will help. 
Both groups will dis miss in plenty of time for 
all of us to attend the Celebration Worship at 
8 P.M. 

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL : In addition to 
the list of teachers formerly published for VCS 
June 13,14,15,20,21,22, Sherri Barnes, Donna 
Johnson, Rosemary Krull and Lucy Young will 
be teaching 1st and 2nd grade. Enrollment 
blanks will be available Sundays June 4 and 11. 
Remember, if you need transportation for your 
child, call Val Taylor, 447-2880, or Miriam 
Bixenman at the church. We have persons com- 
ing from all areas of the city. 

LAST PAPER DRIVE: Our Chi Rhoers will spon- 
sor one more paper drive this spring. It will be 
Saturday June 10. Bring your papers to Fellow- 
ship Hall between June 4 and 9th. TJHE TRUCK 
WILL LEAVE TF1E CPiURCH AT 9 A. M. ON 
SATURDAY, SO NO PAPERS CAN BE ACCEPT 
ED after that time. If you need papers picked 
up, call Steve Bruckman, 485-0168; Val Taylor 
447-2880; Bob Urich, 748-7709, or the Church, 
before noon on Thursday. Chi Rhoers are re- 
minded that Steve would like everyone to be at 
the church at 1:00 on Friday to pick up papers, 
as well as 9:00 on Saturday, June 9 and 10. 



From Column One 

lation Service at 10:30 A.M. 

July 2 - Youth Commissioning for Camp and 

Conference. 




SUMMERTIME allows for new and varied experiences within 
our church fellowship. We rejoice in this listing of coming 
events in our common life. Take advantage of opportunities 
and spread the word to others „ 

REGULAR WORSHIP AND STUDY EVERY SUNDAY; 

8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship - Come before the heat of the day„ 
9:15 A.M. Church School -- Classes for all age groups and interests 
10:30 A„M. Divine Worship - Regular worship experience of church. 
8:00 P.M. - Celebration Worship - Accent on the Participation - Come as you are - 

Late Sunday Opportunity. 

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL for children of age 3 through sixth grade - 
9:30 to 12:00 A.M. - June 13, 14, 15; and 20, 21, 22 

FAMILY CAMP OUTS - Open to interested campers 
July 21-25 
August 11-13 

August 25-27 - District One Convention at Camp Barbee 
September 15-17 

ADVENTURE DAYS FOR CHILDREN 

Kindergarten children from 10:30 to 1:00 on July 12, Young's Bee Farm 

Grades 3 and 4 on July 26 

Grades 5 and 6 on August 2 for a Sleep-out 

Grades 1 and 2 on August 9 

SPECIAL YOUTH HI GHLIGHTS: 

CYF Trip to Bethany, West Virginia, and Hiram and C evelabd, Ohio June 23 - 25 

Chi Rho Camp Out - July 7-9 

CYF Planning Camp Out - Spetember 30, 31 

State Youth Camps at Barbee from July 2 through August 19 

COLLEGE AND CAREER SUMMER STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 

Opening Night - June 19th at Clines . . 5:30 Swim; 7:00 Cook- out; 8:00 Group 
Each Monday Evening - June 19 - August 28 

COMMUNITY MOVIES FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND CONFIDENCE IN STANDARDS 
Wednesday Afternoons and evenings from July 19 through August 9 



HELP . . . HELP . . . FIND OUR MISSING PERSONS . . . HELP . . . HELP! 

ollowing are a part of the listed members of our congregation for whom we have no 
mailing address Will you kindly assist by securing the full address including phone and zip number? 
Will you work through any persons or avenues through which you can secu re information ? If any 
have transferred to other churches, give us the church name and the date of change if any are de= 
ceased let us know. We need to find out where people are in order to love them and serve them re- 
sponsibly as a congregation. Write down information and hand to pastor or send to office 



William Taylor, Jr. 
Mrs, Georgiana Teeters 
Mrs. James Thayer 
Mrs. Kenneth Thomas 
William Trumbower 
Mrs. Helen Trump 
Mary Valentine 
Jerry Van Dyke 
Mr & Mrs. Wm, P. Vunora 
Mrs. Roy Wagner 



Mrs. Jean (Redman) Wasson 

Mrs. Millard Wells 

Mrs. J.A.Whitbey 

Robert & Doris White 

Russell Wilkins 

Mr. & Mrs. David H. Williams 

Mrs. Richard Wills 

Mrs. LeRoy Wise 

Paul & Sandra Wittmer 

Mr. & Mrs. William Woods 



C„ E. Woodward 
Mrs. June Woolery 
Glenn Yagerlehner 
Robert A. Young 
Mrs. Lawrence Zebrung 
Kenneth Zingrebe, }& 
Michael Zingrebe 
Marlu Zingrebe 
Mrs. W.F.Zuber 



CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 
Monthly Group Meetings 
The BRUMMEL Group will meet Thursday, June 
1, at 7:30 P. M. for dinner. Worship by Mrs. 
Jerry Young. 

The KEPPLE Group will meet with Mrs. Ruth Og- 
les, 3322 Rosewood Dr. Tuesday, June 6, at 9 
A.M. 

The SPICE Group will meet with Mrs. David 
Hogg, 3233 Chancellor Dr. Wednesday, June 7 
at 9 A.M. Program by Mrs u W s A Houk; Wor- 
ship by Mrs. Fred Smell. This will be a carry- 
in luncheon. 

The HIGDON Group will meet with Mrs. Paul 
Truby, 440 Englewood Ct. Wednesday, June 7 
at 7:30 P.M. 

BLI_OJF^EWS i _ Our new Church School Class for 
young adults - Singles to 35 or couples totaling 
no more than 70, recently chose a new name 
the OMS Class. Ask them what the name means 
Ruby Cline is the class teacher. Tom Knuckles 
was elected president; Rosemary Krull, the 
secretary. 



FROM THE PASTOR: 

I write out of a 1 deep concern. Recently, we 
made our financial commitments for budget gi- 
ving for the coming church year. This is a re- 
sponsibility for every member of the church . 
To date, we have received only lflg commit- 
ments including children for a weekly total of 
$1, 196. I recognize that these are only giving 
intentions rather than a legal pledge or actual 
giving. Yet, the church leadership needs the 
confidence that we will rise to our new budget 
level of $94, 600 for the year or $1, 819 weekly 

Our church should be having between 350 to 
500 making a commitment and giving weekly! 
In other words, twice as many need to be heard 
from. Secondly, our commitments need to re- 
flect the inflation of many of our incomes to- 
day. We give as we prosper. 
PRAYER - ACTION - ENCOURAGEMENT - Let 
these be our passwords climbing our current hill. 



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No. 36 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
Sunday, June 11 

8:00 A.M. - Meditative Worship 
9: 13 A. M. - Church School 
10:30 A. M. - Divine Worship 
Sermon: "THE STRUGGLE OF LIFE" 
Text: Isaiah 55:8, 9; Matthew 26: 36-44 
8:00 P. M. - Celebration Worship 
Monday, June 12 

6: 15 P. M. Fellowship Guild Carry-in Dinner 
Tuesday, June 1 3 
1:00 P.M. Gamboe Group 
8: 00 P. M. Montgomery Group 
Wednesday, June 14 

6:30 P.M. 3 Nelson Group at the Pagoda Inn 
8:00 P.M. Nelson Group at Church 
Thursday, June 15 
7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL 

9:30 to 12 Noon - June 13, 14, 15. If you need 

transportation call Mrs.Val Taylor, 447-2880 



THE PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK 

Soups 

Soda Crackers 

Peanut Butter 



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"LORD, TEACH 

US TO PRAY" 
Luke 11:1 

This request of 
the disciples rings 
down through the 
years and is repeatedly" 
asked by us today. Thus," 
the question will become the basis of a series 
of five sermons beginning Sunday. 

We encourage all to share in these sermons 
in worship on Sunday morning or during June 
over WGL Radio - 1250 on your dial. 

William Law wrote: "Prayer is the nearest 
approach to God, the highest enjoyment of Him 
that we are capable of in this life. " 

Harry Emerson Fosdick wrote: "Prayer is the 
soul of religion . . . Failure in prayer is the loss 
of religion itself in its inward and dynamic as- 
pect of fellowship with the eternal. " 

"LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY!" 

June 11 - "THE STRUGGLE OF LIFE" 

Isaiah 55: 8, 9; Matthew 26: 36-44 
June 18 - "THE POWER OF PRAISE" 

I Thessalonians 5: 18; Philippians 4: 4-7 
June 25 - "THE LISTENING TO GOD" 

I John 4: 7-21; I Samuel 3: 1-10 
July 2 - "THE CENTERING OF LIFE" 

Romans 8: 1-17; II Corinthians 5: 14-21 
July 9 - "THE FOCUS ON OTHERS" 

Ephesians 3: 14-21; Colossians 1: 9-14 



Serving j une ix 



Qffic 
ELDERS; 

8:00 A.M. David Griggsj George Bruckman 
10:30 A.4d, Hendricks Love- Bert Leversee 
DEAC ONSi 10: 3 A . M . 

Ronald Aker, Dennis Andrew, Larry Barnes, Mar- 
vin Grouse, Thomas Frappier, John Hechler, and 
Leon Johns, 

DEACONESSES; June 11 
Mrs, Robert Rayl ; Mrs. Dennis Andrew 
USHERS; 8:00 A.M. 

Scott Rayl, Doug, Olson, John Weicker, Mer- 
land Heller. 
10:30 A.M. 

John Olson, Marshall Smith, Russ Wortley, Leo 
Trim, Robert Chevalier, Wayne Koehlinger, 
Merland Heller, Andy Cook, Tom Knuckles. 
HOSTS FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR; 
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Klepfer 



PERSONAL MENTION 

SYMPATHY is extended to Ronald Aker and 
family in the death of his father Howard Aker, 
on Sunday morning, the 4th. 
EXCUSE US PLEASE: Recent errors in respect to 
persons in THE TIDINGS include: 

Tom Leek is the new president of the Q.M.S. 
Class rather than Tom Knuckles as stated last 
week. 

Julie Grouse graduated from Snider High School 
rather than North Side. 

Thomas Penny was the high school graduate 
the other week rather than Thomas Meadows, as 
listed. 

IN HOSPITALS: 

St. Joseph: 717 - Doris Koehlinger; 308 - Har- 
vey Smelser; 303 - Mrs. Sadie Kattas; Miss Anita 
Fitch was in and out last week. 
Lutheran: 632 - Mr. Arthur Moweryj 410 - Miss 
Julie Hendricks. 
Parkview: Mrs. Jane Wambach has been released. 



345 

160 

$ 1,533.97 

$ 424. 77 



MAX_AV ERA.GES s 
Church Worship 
Church School 
Budget Giving 
Appeal Giving 
MAY ADDITIONS; 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles & Armella Newman 
C HILD CARE DURING WORSHIP CHANGE: 

During the Summer months our program dur- 
ing worship is slightly altered: 

8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship - Care in 
both Crib and Toddler room and in Age 2-4 Rm. 

10;30 A.M. Divine Worship - Care in Crib 
and Toddler Room, in Age 2-4 Room, and 
downstairs for Kindergarten and First Graders, 
This latter group begins after the Children's Ser- 
monette. We are asldng our Second, Third, & 
Fourth Grades to remain in worship after the 
sermonette. 

8:00 P.M. Celebration Worship - No regular 
Child Care unless requested ahead of time or on 
a regular basis. 

RADIO BROADCAST THIS MONTH: 

Our 10:30 A.M. Worship is being broadcast 
each Sunday of June. This is a different month 
than we have had in recent years. We encour- 
age our sick and homebound to share our wor- 
ship, by way of the radio - WGL from 10; 30 to 
11:30 A.M. , each Sunday at 1250 on the radio 
dial. Invite others to join with us. This is a part 
of our ministry to those who cannot be with us 
within our worship nave regularly. 
DEVOTIONAL GUIDES: 

THE SECRET PLACE is mailed to our persons 
in Special Care each quarter. POWER is like- 
wise mailed to our servicemen and college 
youth who are out of town. We are trying to 
say, "WE CARE!" Copies are available for any 
users at the church. 




OUR 1972 VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL OPENS NEXT WEEK 
Enrollment forms are to be turned in Sunday or before. All 
children of age 3 through sixth grade in the spring are welcome, 
Sessions will be from 9t30 to 12 Noon, on Tuesday, Wednesday 
and Thursday, June 13, 14, 15 and June 20, 21, 22 . 

Transportation will be provided since staff comes from all 
directions - call Mrs Val Taylor, 447-2880 or Mrs. Bixenman 
744-3239. 

The Pantry Program will receive the special offering of the children within our Vacation Church 
School. Encourage and bring children for this concentrated 15 hours of learning experience within 
two weeks:. The Theme will be "GOD'S PEOPLE MUST CHOOSE" 
WE REJOICE AND THANK OUR VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL STAFF IN ADVANCE; 
Co-chairmen - Jackie Bryan, Val Taylor, Nila Schilling 
Nuisery Care for Staff only - Schellie Schell, Brenda Lee 
Nursery ClassJgrJ^ge3Jr_4 - Karen Flickinger, Sue Knuckles, Cindy Bryan, They will study "It's 

Summer and We're 3" 
Kindergarten -Andrea Benny, Ruth Bozarth, Sharon Fredericks, Kathy Bryan -"Love One Anoi&er" 
First & Second_Grades_ - Donna Johnson, Rosemary Krull, Lucy Young, Cheri Barnes -"Hi [Neighbor. 
Third & Fourth Grades - Peg Buskirk, Nancy Wortley, Judy Passwater, Val Williams - "We Need 

Each Other 1 *. 
Fifth & Sixth Grades - Ed. Allen, Jr. Sally Cline - "Choose!" 
Music - Connie Knight and Ruth Plummer 
Kitchen - Penny Beachley, Lori Passwater, Kenny Taylor 

************** 

SHARE IN WORLD MISSION THROUGH CHILDREN S S DAY OFFERING ON SUNDAY 

The total Church School offering and additional offering from special envelopes will be re- 
recived this Sunday the 11th, for this special Outreach work. Notice how far we have come through 
our sharing through the years. 

As late as 1901 the Children's Day offering was being taken for "heaven missions". The pen- 
dant souvenir illustrated is a graphic reminder of that concept. 

In 1972 we are observing Children's Day to end further financial support to the missions of 
churches which were being established through those early offerings. Many of the missions are now 
directed by persons who trace their ancestry back to the "heathen" of several generations ago. 

Our missionaries are now moving from the "director role" in missions to the "partner role" 
This is certainly scriptural. 

Some of our overseas missions have now grown strong enough to send their own missionaries 
out to share the good news of the gospel. For example , the one million member United Church J 
Christ (Kyodan) in Japan now has 19 persons working abroad on various support bases. 



CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP 
mthly Group Meetings 
The FELLOWSHIP GUILD will meet with Miss 
Mildred Hartman and Miss Mildred Hutchinson, 
422 W. Oakdale Drive for a carry-in dinner at 
6s 15 P.M. Monday, June 12. Program will be 
the Installation of Officers* 

The MONTGOMERY Group will meet with Mrs. 
Edwin Hall, 3406 MacArthur Dr. on Tuesday, 
June 13, at 8:00 P.M. 

The GAMBOE Group will meet at the Church on 
Tuesday, June 13 at 1:00 P.M. Mrs. Roxy Wun- 
derlich is hostess. Program by Mrs. Norma An- 
drew; Worship by Mrs. Lillian Scott. 
The NELSON Group will meet at the Pagoda Inn 
in South Gate at 6:30 P.M. Wednesday, June 14 
and at the Church that same evening at 8:00 PM 
Program by Mrs. Delores Overmyer; Worship By 
Mrs. Miriam Bixenman 

The GENERAL MEETING OF CWF will be on 
June 20, at 7:30 P.M. Installation of Officers. 

CELEBRATION WORSHIP 

This Sunday June 11, at the Celebration Worship 
at 8:00 P.M. in our Church Parlor a group of our 
youth will be presenting a brief but provocative ' 
original drama. Following the drama, those at- 
tending the worship will have opportunity to dis- 
cuss with the players their feelings and reactions 
as they played their parts. Taking part in the 
drama are: Jim Taylor, Doug. Olson, Debbie Al- 
len, Pam Meadows, Mary Jenkins, Jody Eckert 
and Barbara Taylor, Kathy Bryan. Assisting with 

the remainder of the service will be Ed. 
Allen, Jr. , and Miriam Bixenman. 

CALLED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: 

A special congregational meeting is called 
for 10:15 A.M. this Sunday to act on two mo- 
tions of spending from THE BUILDING G EQUIP- 
MENT FUND. 



PAPER SALE, - 

The last paper sale to be sponsored by our Chi 
Rho Fellowship this year is this Saturday, June 10 
Papers must be at the church by Friday evening, 
as the truck will leave here soon after 9:00 A.M. 
S aturday and positively no papeis can be ^c.r^ tl 
ed_after that time. If y OU need pick up service, 
calll Bob Urich, 748-7709, Ben Taylor, 448.-2880 
or Steve Bruckman, 485-0168, no later than 
Thursday. 
Old Tele phone books may.by accepted. 



FROM THE PASTOR: 

Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ ! 
First Christian Church is trying to enable all per- 
sons to be alive in Christ Jesus. Many are aware 
that we have been working hard to have addresses 
and know of the current church status of every 
member of the church. Much has been said a- 
bout financial commitment which is an enabling 
force which allows the church to serve and minis- 
ter to others. We have moved to multiple wor- 
ships which give variant patterns and /diverse 
times. Our Vacation School, Summer camps, 
and Adventure Days are designed for our young. 
We are trying to improve our contact with home- 
bound and older members — You noticed the 
comment about the regular mailing of THE SE- 
CRET PLACE. A new summer program begins 
on June 19th for our College and Career singles. 
The Brummel CWF Group and the OMS Church 
School Class have opened new opportunities for 
younger adult singles and couples. 
Remember - Our efforts are designed for not a 
few but for ALL - We are anxious that all find 
the most possible in Jesus Christ. 



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Volume XXX June 15, 1972 



No. 37 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
Sunday, June 18 
8:00 A o M. Meditative Worship 
9: 1 5 A . M . - Church S chool 
10:30 A.M. - Divine Worship 
Sermon: "THE POWER OF PRAISE" 
Text: I Thessalonians 5: 18j Philippians 4s 4-7 
8:00 P.M. - Celebration Worship 
Monday , June 19 

5:30 P.M. - College & Career at Clines 
Tuesday, June_20 

7:30 P.M. CWF General Meeting - Installation 
of Officers 

Vacation Church School 

9:30 A.M., to 12 Noon - If you need transpor- 
tation call Mrs. Val Taylor, 447-2880 

JVe^nejdaj^_^iie_21_ 

7:00 P.M.. Meeting of new eiders 

8:00 P.M. Meeting of all eld< 

CYF Trip. 



THE PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK 
Canned Meats 
Main Dish Meals 
Canned Fruit Juices 



SERMON j- 

"THE POWEp. 
OF PRAISE" 
I Thessalonians 5s H 
Philippians 4: 4-7 
Sermons on "PrayeC 
continue in both 
Suncfcay morning 
worships - 8:00 & 
10:30 A.M. 
Celebration Wor- 
ship at 8:00 P.M. 
is a participant ser- 
vice of Praise and 
Thanks. 







George Buttrick in his classic book,_PRAYER^ 
lists out six basic laws of prayers: 

1) We must be honest in prayer. We must be 
honest with ourself and with God. Luthei 

"Don't lie to God". 
2} We must be very definire _in_p; . 
cific. Use names and particular Items. 
lost in generalities. 

3) God cannot grant . 

not just spoiled children in family of God g 
ting whatever we cry for. 

4) _God_ always knows best. We see from pre £ 
stance rather than long view. 

5) God will not do for us chat which we can do 
for ourselves. Prayer is not evading responsibi- 
lity or work. 

6) Prayer moves with in natural laws which gov- 
ern life. Prayer is not an escape from reality, 
but rather a conquest of it. 



: - Serving June 18 
ELDERS; 

3:00 A.M. Ray Fredericks, Glenn Miller 
i0s30A e M o Floyd Morrical, George Bruckman 

DEACONS; 10:30 A.M. 

Steven Bruckman, Walter Keebortz, Charles Lud- 
wig, Arthur Mowery, E.M. O'Laughlin, Robert 
Petty, Delmas Young 

DEACONESSES: June 18, 25 
Mrs. Russell Wortley, Mrs. Charles Ludwig 
USHERS: 8:00 A.M. 

Scott Rayl, Doug Olson, John Weicker, Merland 
Heller. 
10:30 A.M. 

John Olson, Marshall Smith, Russ Wortley, Leo 
Trim, Robert Chevalier, Wayne Koehlinger,, Mer- 
land Heller, Andy Cook, Tom Knuckles. 

HOSTS FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR 
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Passwater 



PERSONAL MENTION 
ADDITIONAL COLLEGE GRADUATE 

Lynn Gumpp finished a B.S. in French this 
Spring at Ball State University. 

IN HOSPITALS: 

St. Joseph: 308 - Mr. Harvey Smelser; 717 -Mrs. 

Doris Koehlinger. 

Parkview: 738- Mrs. Marge Lehman j 503 - Mr. 

Leo Trim. 

BIRTH - To Julia & Kenneth Wolfe, Maren Renee 

6/11/72. Grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Clarence 

Hendrickson. 

STAFF VACATIONS: 

Harold Cline - July 10 to August 11 

Miriam Bixenman - August 18 - September 5 

plus week days of a week in Fall. 
Edna Vaught - July 10-17; July 24-August 6 
Arthur Mowery - June 18 to July 4 (unpaid) 
Barbara Short - November 12 to 26 (unpaid) 
ADDITIONAL YOUTH TO CAMP 
Nancy Hendricks , Camp 56; July 16-22 
Debbie Allen - Conference 11-12, August 6-12 



RESPONSE TO INVITATION SUNDAY^ 

MrSo Vernabell Moore,, 5330 Goshen Rd Lot 
39 s identified with our congregation in a trans- 
fer of membership on Sunday a We welcome her 
in this move from the First Christian Church of 
Warsaw. Mrs. Moore is presently employed at 
Western Union, but looks for retirement later 
this month. She is widowed and the mother of 
a daughter in Georgia and a son in Canada. We 
welcome her in this common bond of disciples- 
ship in our Lord Jesus Christ. 

RESPONSE TO COMMITMENTS FOR NEW 
CHURCH YEAR: 
Number of commitments 233 

Weekly giving of these $1, 389. 55 

Loose and church school offerings generally 
average about $80. 00 per week. 
We are anxious to hear FROM EVERY MEMBER 
We need your participation with us in the ongo- 
ing support of the church. Our giving this church 
year is exceeding the budget goal. We want to 
rise to the challenge of next year beginning 
July 1. Will you mail your commitment card 
at your earliest convenience ! 

We feel confident that we can achieve our 
new goal of $1, 819 weekly or $94, 600 for the 
year. Our sense of optimism can be supported 
by the response by all members now indicating 
their intended giving for the coming church 
year. We ask the support of every member lo- 
cally or elsewhere whether giving 10<j: per week 
or $10 per week, or $50 per week. Growth 
comes when we give aa regularly as our income 
and on a generous percentage base of our in- 
come. 

NOTE CONCERNING CHURCH ENVELOPES: 

Although our budget year is July 1 to June 3Q 
our giving envelopes are on the calendar year 
basis. Continue using the same set after July X . 
If you need envelopes please contact the church 
office. Our envelopes provide for anonymity in 
giving during worship and also a record for &■& 
purposes. 



SIGNIF ICANT ACTIONS OF CHURCH BOARD, JUNE 6, 1972 

The approved treasurer's report indicated a deficit of $1^290 in spite of giving above bud- 
get goals . This sets forth the need of maximal giving to complete the church year in the black as 
of June 30th. 

Approval was given and sustained by a congregational decision on Sunday to spend up to 
$4, 000 from the new Building and Equipment Fund to (1) replace our office Offset Printing mach- 
ine and (2) prepare a room and secure new equipment for the secretarial staff. 

Upon recommendation of the Education Department, a new Church School policies docu- 
ment was approved. Also approved was the showing of family type Disney movies for four weeks 
on Wednesday afternoons and evenings beginning July 19. This is especially designed for children 
and families of the neighborhood, but is open for a small donation to anyone. 

:\. Mrs. Barbara Short was hired as the new Receptionist-secretary as soon after July 1, as fea- 
sible. The job description for her and for our Membership Secretary, Mrs. Edna Vaught, were ap- 
proved and will be reviewed within six months. A retirement policy was set for all full-time and 
part-time staff help of the church. It calls for annual review between 65 and 70 and then automa- 
tic retirement as that time. A rider explained the retirement policy for Mrs. Vaught. In the ab- 
sence of a sick-pay policy, the continuance of full pay for two-weeks and half-pay for two weeks 
were approved for Arthur Mowery. 

A motion was approved which elected Al Schell to Elder Emeritus rather than as an active Elder 
and Barton A, Johnson as Minister Emeritus. 

The C.WJ, announced the installation of the air Conditioner in the Crib-Toddler room. 
The Worship department announced the church officer ordination and installation service for the 
10:30 A.M. Worship Hour on Sunday June 25, 1972. 

The elders arel to follow up on a discussion concerning temporary help and continuing help 
from our church to the Aboite Christian Church. We are currently filling the pulpit - Miss Marge 
Green on the 4th, Ed. Allen on the 11th, Mrs. Miriam Bixenman on the 18th. Dr. Cline will ex- 
plore this matter further both with the Aboite Church and with the elders. 

Present were: Guest, Bret Young; Members; George Bruckman, Andy Cook, Ted Bryan, 
William Love, Harold Crowder, Donald Smith, David Griggs, Jim Ruble, Ray Fredericks, Ben 
Taylor, Al Schell, Ralph Church, William Caldwell, Bert Leversee, Floyd Morrical, William 
Crouse ; Bud Ludwig, Merle Grimm, Walter Keebortz, Delmas Young, Max Finkhousen, Robert 
Hendricks, Jack Sauerwein, Merle Rice, Virginia Bruckman, Mary Love, Elaine Conrad, Nancy 
Wortley, Edna Nordblom,; Walter Birkhold, David Hogg, Wendell Glass, Hugh Rice, Debbie Allen 
Edna Vaught, Miriam Bixenman, Ed. Allen, Jr., Harold Cline. 



COLLEGE & CAREER STUDY DISCUSSION GROUP 
A Monday eve imng study-discussion group for col- 
lege and career young adults will begin on Mon- 
day, June 19, at 5:30 P.M. at the Harold Cline 
home, 5705 Fernwood. Bring your swim suits for 
a 5; 30 swim. We will have a cook-out at 7:00 
and the study- discussion at 8:00. Text to be used 
is the Unfolding Drama of The Bible, by Bern- 
hardt Anderson. This will be a serious study to 
encounter God through the basic motifs of the 
Bible. 

CYF TRIP 

CYFers will be leaving for their annual trip 
soon after noon on Friday, June 23, to go to Be- 
thany, West Virginia, where they will, visit Be- 
thany£ollege and the restored birthplace of Alex- 
ander Campbell. From there we will travel to 
Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, and on to Cleve- 
land to visit the Cleveland Home for Children, 
which is supported through out Church's mission 
giving. We will return to Fort Wayne on Sunday 
evening June 25 

OUR PANTRY SERVES THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE^ 
Our Pantry program was begun irr February to 
serve emergency food and clothing needs espec- 
ially for Welfare Dept. referrals for temporary 
and emergency help which could not be cared 
for through government channels. Sense in terms 
ieople this report^ 

^IMES^ERVED 4/17/- 6/6 Total 2/1-6/6 
Food jj 29 

7 23 

Clothing 2 5 

47 adults and 130 children are included in the 

37 families receiving food t 
105 days of meals were supplied for families. 
1,525 individual meals were planned and food- 
stuffs provided by THE PANTRY. 
Jesus said, "I was hungry and you fed me; 

I was naked, and you clothed me. " 
Thanks be to God that we can serve ! 
Thanks be to God for persons who enable this 
service through provisions and through personal 
service ! 



C.W.F. GENERAL MEETING: 

Our Christian Womens's Fellowship invites all 
women for their annual installation of officers 
and June General meeting. The program fea- 
tures a movie, "Christian Honesty". The Wor- 
ship, program, and installation will be conduc- 
ted by Kathlyn Banet and Helen Williams. 
Officers: 

President - Judy Aker 
First Vice-Pres. - Judy Church (Membership) 
Second Vice-Pres. - Lillian Scott (publicity) 
Recording Secretary - Virginia Bruckman 
Corresponding Secretary - Val Taylor 
Treasurer - Gwynth Rice 
. Directors^ 

Study Director - Miriam Bixenrnan 
Worship Director - Deanna Ruble 
Service Director - Betty Grimm 
Group Leaders: 

Kepple - Reba Fusselman 
Spice - Rychie Smell 
Higdon - Irene Cline 
Fellowship Guild - Edna Vaught 
Gamboe - Judy Church 
Montgomery - Rosalie Hall 
Nelson - Be a Rice 
Brummel - Jeanne Gerow 

ANNUAL INSTALLATION AND ORDINATION 

WORSHIPS 

During the opening 1.5 minutes of our 10s 30 
A.M., Worship on June 25th, will be this spe- 
cial service for our new church officers recent- 
ly elected and also our continuing elders, dea- 
cons, deaconesses, and trust 

We are asking thai: every officer make an at- 
tempt to be present for this service. 

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL 
THANKS to Judy Church for serving as our re- 
gistrar on this first day of Vacation Church 
School. We have 64 children now enrolled. 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 

Sunday, June 25 

8:00 A. M. - "Meditative Worship 

9: 15 A. M. - Church School 

10:30 A.M. - Divine Worship 

Sermon: "THE LISTENING TO GOD" 

Text: I John 4" 7 - 21; I Samuel 3: 1-10 

8:00 P. M. - Celebration Worship 



THE PANITRY NEEDS THIS WEEK 
Canned Meats 
Main Dish Meals 
Powdered Milk 

Monday, June 26 

7:30 College and Career Bible Study and Fellow- 
ship Group with Aliens, 306 E. Maple Grove. 
Tuesday, June 27 

7:30 P. M. New Church Cabinet Meeting 
Saturday, July 1 

10:00 A.M. to $:00 P.M. Adventure Day for re- 
tirees & widowed persons to Amish Acres and 
Church World Service Center at Nappanee, Ind. 
Su nday, July 2 

10:30 A.M. Summer Camp and Conference 
Commissioning Service for youth participants 
and adult counselors. 



"LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY' 



Luke 11:1 



This sermon series continues during both 
Meditative znd Divine Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 
A.M. , this Sunday on the theme, "THE LIS' - 
TENING TO GOD". Read I John 4: 7-21; and I 
Samuel 3: 1-10 in preparation for this worship 
experience, 

Louis Evely in his book, OUR PRAYER , says, 
"Prayer is listening to God's prayer to us". 

He also makes this telling analysis, "The re- 
ligion of what one does for God: those poor, hard 
sad things one does for God: Mortifications, sa- 
crifices, privations - is pagan religion. The 
Greeks thought that God did not love man, that 
it was men who loved God. So they crawled to 
him to steal a little of his warmth and light 
which is what we do too often when we pray - 
crawl to God to wheedle something out of him. 
But Christianity is the religion of what God does 
for us, the great things, the marvels he does in 
the poverty of his servants." 

This sermon is the last one which will b e 
broadcast over WGL-1250 on the radio dial from 
10:30 to 11:30 A.M. We invite our sick and 
homebound to join us for the radio broadcast. 

Our returning CYF travelers will be a part 
of our Celebration Worship experience at 8:00 
P.M C 



Officers Serving June 25 
ELDERS: 

8:00 A.M. William Crousej Jack Weicker 
10:30 A.M. Andrew Cook; Earl Plummer 
DEACONS: 10:30 A.M . . 
Herbert Banet, Robt. Hendricks, Orie McDougle, 
Donald Pomeroy, Jack Sauerwein, Homer Steven- 
son, Dempsey Weaver. 

DEACONESSES: June 25 

Mrs, Russell Wortley; Mrs, Charles Ludwig 

USHERS: 8:00 A.M. 

Scott Rayl, Doug Olson, John Weicker, Merland 

Heller. 

10:30 A.M. 

John Olson, Marshall Smith, Russ Wortley, Leo 

Trim, Robert Chevalier, Wayne Koehlinger, 

Merland Heller, Andy Cook, Tom Knuckles. 

HOSTS FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Taylor 

PERSONAL MENTION 
BIRTH: to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice K, Sperry, a 
son, Chad Maurice on June 11, Maternal Grand- 
parents are Bill and Jo Franklin. 

SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED to Walter and Ethel 

Birkhold in the death of his brother, Harry, on 

Sunday, 

IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran : 340 Mr. Walter Birkhold 

Parkview: 503 Mr. Leo Trim; 738 Mrs. Marge 

Lehman. 

READERS for RADIO SCRIPT of BROADCAST 
William Love has filled in at the close of our 
radio broadcast for the first three weeks and 
Bill Franklin will cover on the 25th for these 
closing moments over the air. 
C ONGRATULATIONS : 

To Rev. and Mrs. Barton A.Johnson as they 
celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary this 
Sunday in Covington 3 Ky, Several of our people 
are going to share the occasion. 



CHURCH SCHOOL F6R ADULTS 

Some have raised question about our adult 
church school program. We have graded classes 
for all children and youth on two year cycles 
through high school. This spring we added sev- 
eral elective classes for the adults. The follow- 
ing is our adult class grouping through Labor Day 
Sunday, September 3. 

COLLEGE AND CAPvEER CLASS - for college and 
young working singles. This class is taught by 
John Thompson and meets in the east end of the 
Parlor on the First floor. Our 1972 graduating 
seniors are urged to join in with this class during 
these summer months, 

O. M. S. CLASS - this new class formed for 
younger adults - couples and singles with a sin- 
gle age under 35 or a combined couple age -un- 
der 70 meets in the NW corner^ G f Fellowship 
HalL Ruby Cline is teaching this group which is 
currently engaged in a Bible Study under the 
theme "The New Look of the Christian". 
"58 CLASS - This class for singles and couples 
and taught by Jack Weicker elected to not meet 
for this six months but to join the elective class-^ 
es. 

COME DOUBLE CLASS - This class for singles 
and couples meet in the SW corner of Fellowship 
Hall and is studying the uniform lessons; 
PROGRESSIVE CLASS - Harold Crowder teaches 
this mixed class in the Chapel. 
FRIENDLY CLASS - Jennie Morrical teaches this 
group of women in the west parlor. 
Christian Communications Class - This six mon- 
th elective class meets in the Christian Education 
office on the second floor of the administrative 
unit. Miriam Bixenman teaches this group. 
Christian Family Study - Bill and Margaret Love 
are co-teachers for this elective class which 
meets in the central section of Fellowship Hall. 

Bible Stu dy - Romans - Jack Williams assisted 
by Edna Vaught, teach this elective class in the 
east portion of Fellowship Hall. 
JOIN US IN CHURCH SCHOOL - 9:15 A.M. 




INSTALLATION AND ORDINATION AT 10:30 A.M. , THIS SUNDAY 

All continuing and all recently elected church officers will share in 
this special worship experience at 10:30 A.M. this Sunday, the 25th. 
All officers are asked to gather in the Fellowship Hall by 10:20 A.M. 
in order to be ready for the Processional Hymn. Listed below are our 
officers to be installed and/ or ordained this Sunday in preparation for 
our new church year which begins on July 1. 
Elders Emeritus; Walter C.Birkhold; Robert E.Clipp; Alfred:^. Schell 



ELDERS - 1973 - 



Ralph E. Church 
Harold W. Crowder 
Ray Fredericks 
Eugene Klepfer 
Glenn Miller 
Cecil Rice 
Dr a James Ruble 



1974 



1974 
Thomas Frappier 
John F.Hechler 
Robt e Hendricks 
Orie McDougle 
Robert Ogles 
Robert Petty 
Donald Pomeroy 



DEACONS; 1973 

Dennis Andrew 

Herbert Banet 

Marvin C rouse 

Max Finkhousen 

Merle Grimm 

Leon iH e Johns 

Arthur Mowery 

E.M.O'Laughlin 

LeRoy Timbrook 

Paul E,Yentes 
DEACONESSES: 

1973 ~ Mrs. Dennis Andrew 
Mrs, Ralph Church 
Mrs, Robert Hendricks 
Mrs. Hendricks Love 

1974- Mrs. Ronald Aker 

Mrs. Max Finkhousen 
Mrs. Rolland Ripple 
Mrs, Russell Wortley 



Andrew C.Cook 
William Grouse 
David Griggs 
Bert Leversee 
Earl Plummer 
Robert Rayl 
Rolland Ripple 
Merle D 9 Rice 

1975 
Ed. Allen, Sr. 
Walter Bowen 
Romane Cole 
Stanley Cole 
Ronald Gerow 
Walter Gumpp 
Clarence 'Hetrick 



1975 -* Larry Barnes 

* George Davis 

* Walter Keebortz 
John E. Merrill 
Hugh D.Rice 

* Wra t Schilling 
J.Fred Smell 

* Mark Snyder 

1975 
A.E.Huddleston 
Robert Johnson 
Wayne Koehlinger 
Vernon Moore 
Thomas Ogles 
Raymond Russell 
Russell Wortley 



1975 



Mrs. Myrl. Beachley 
Mrs, Helen Clymore 
Mrs* Ronald Flickinger 
Mrs, Ray Fredericks 
Mrs, Merle Grimm 
Mrs. Carole Lee 
Mrs. W.J, Lehman 
Mrs* F.E.Morrical 



Mrs, John Olson 
Mrs. Del ores Overmyer 
Mrs. Jack Sauerwein 
Mrs. W.J.Williams 
Mrs, Paul Yentes 



One Year Terms: 



Church Treasurer - 
Ass't Treasurer- 
Memorialj Spe e Gifts 
Financial Secy 
Church Clerk - 



Andrew C.Cook 
Ronald Flickinger 
Herbert Banet: 
Merle Grimm 
Mrs, Edna Vaught 



Ass't Financial Secy 
Ralph Church 
Romane Coie 
Mrs o I larol d C rowder 
Miss Mildred Hutchinson 
William Love 



Youth Bd. Members 
Kathy Bryan 
Jim Taylor 

CWF Pres. Mrs.Aker 

CYF Pres. 



STUDY GROUPS 

The evening study group will meet at the 
home of Don and Barbara Short, 3714 S.Monroe 
Monday evening., June 26, at 7s3Q P e M. Del ores 

Keebortz will be the study teacher. The com- 
bined morning- afternoon groups will meet on 
Monday morning, July 3 5 atlOsOOA.M, with 
Miriam Bixenman, 1810 Chartwell. 

CYF TRIP 



CYFers % n $ sponsors will be leaving on their 
trip to Bethany West Virginia, Hiram, Ohio 
and Cleveland this Friday, June 23, They will 
visit Bethany College and Hiram College, both 
church related and the Cleveland Children 8 s 
Home, operated by the Disciples of Christ. We 
will return in plenty of time for the Celebration 
Worship here en Sunday evening. Those 

driving for the trip include; Mr. & Mrs. Walter 
Keebortz, Ed. Allen, Jr. , Miriam Bixenman and 
Natalie Urich. Besides these persons, those go- 
ing include: Doug Olson, Barbara Taylor, Lee 
Ann Urich, Sally Cline, Debbie Allen. Pam 
Meadows, and Kathy Bryan. 

COLLEGE AND CAREER STUDY FELLOWSHIP; 

This group will meet at 7:30 P.M. Monday 
June 23rd, with Ed„ and Debbie Allen, 306 E. 
Maple Grove. Study will focus on "IN THE BE- 
GINNING" based on Genesis 1,2, 3, All college 
and career young adults are urged to participate 
including those recently graduated from High 
School. 

END OF THE YEAR GIVING : 

This Sunday, June 25, and that received in 
the mail by Tuesday, the 27th, will close out 
the books for our current church year. We trust 
all will make sure their giving is complete for 
this church year. Bring your gifts Sunday, or 
mail NOW ! 

AGAIN! We respectfully request that you do not 
use gummed tapes to seal your giving envelopes. 



GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS: 

Interested adults of the church are asked to 

contact Mrs. Bixenman concerning registration 
for: 

at Indiana Central College. 

Eureka ,Lay_ School f Theology; July 23-28 
at Eureka College in Illinois. 

The Ecumenical Laity Conference is spon- 
sored jointly by the Christian Church, the Uni- 
ted Presbyterian Church, and the United Church 
of Christ in Indiana, "Change, Threat and 
Promise" is the theme. Dr. Calvin Porter, Pro- 
fessor of New Testament at Christian Theologi- 
cal Seminary, will be the morning Bible Study 
leader. Issue groups will be chosen for three 
hour sessi ons each afternoon. The evening 
features major addresses and a symposium. 
Meals and housing is provided at the college. 

The Eureka Lay School of Theology is an 
annual program which has continued for several 
years, It is a fellowship of spiritual searching 
To Understand the Word, to know the world in 
which God has acted and is acting, and to iden- 
tify God's actions in our time. 
Courses and leaders include: 

"Pluralism in American Religion" led by 
Dr. Ronald Flowers of Texas Christian Univer- 
sity. Various viewpoints of religious groups 
will be focused upon current church-state rela- 
tionships and issues. 

"Law and Morality" A Christian Ethical 
Approach" led by Dr. W Daniel Cobb of Eure- 
ka College. Is the fact that certain conduct is 
by common standards immoral sufficient to jus- 
tify making the conduct punishable by law?" 

"Getting It All Together" led by Dr. Ray- 
mend Williams of Wabash College deals with 
reconciliation in the New Testament, 

Chaplain for this school is Samuel Rylton, 
jr. , a black Disciple Pastor from St. Louis. 

THANKS: Mrs. Sadie Kattas expressed thanks 
for the cards, flowers and prayers during her re- 
cent hospitalization. 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 

SUNDAY, JULY 16 

8:00 A.M, Meditative Worship 
9:15 A.M. Church School 
10:30 A.M* Divine Worship 

Guest Minister: Rev, Richard Moore 

Sermon: Critical Question 

8:00 P. M e Celebration Worship 

MONDAY, JULY 17 

7:30 P.M. College and Career 

Bible Study and Fellow- 
ship, in the Parlor. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 
2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. 
Family Movie 

THE SIGN OF ZORRO 

COMING SUMMER EVENTS 
July 21-23 Family Camp Out 
July 26 Adventure Day, Grades 
3 and 4 

PANTRY NEEDS 
Canned fruits and veg tables 



GUEST PREACHER SUNDAY 

Rev. Richard E. Moore of In- 
dianapolis will preach on "CRU- 
CIAL QUESTION", John 21:15-23 
at both the 8:00 A.M 9 and 10:30 
A.M. Worship Hours this Sunday. 

For over a decade Rev. Moore 
was the Pastor of Centenary 
Christian Church in Indianapolis 
and known for his preaching. 
He assumed the job as Executive 
Director of the East Side Multi- 
Service Center late in 1971. 
Earlier he served the Tunnel 
Hill Christian Church of New 
Albany . 

He Is the graduate of Milli- 
gan College and Southern Baptist 
Seminary at Louisville, Kentucky- 
He grew up in the First Christ- 
ian Church of Canton, Ohio, in 
the same Church School Classes 
and Youth Fellowships as Dr. 
Cline. Both had fathers who 
were elders in the church and 
both made decisions for church 
vocations at Erieside Christian 
Service Camp near Cleveland. 

We welcome Rev. Moore into 
our pulpit this Sunday. 



8:00 



SERVING JULY 16 
Elders 
A.M. Bert Leversee and 



William Grouse 

10:30 A.M. Robert Rayl and 

Larry Barnes 

8:00 P.M. Ralph Church 

Deaconesses 
Mrs. W 8 J, Williams , Mrs, Ron- 
ald Flickinger 

Ushers 
8:00 A.M. Tom Banet, Ronald 
Flickinger s James Kirsch 
10:30 A.M. Andy Cook, Merland 
Heller, C* Hendrickson, Bud 
Schryver, Don Smith, Marshall 
Smith, Robert White* 

Coffee Hour Hosts 
Mr. and Mrs* Hendricks Love 



+ = + = + 



+ = + = + =, 



PERSONAL MENTION 
In Hospitals: 
Lutheran : Mr. Walter Birkhold 
667; Mr, John Olson, 566 
Parkview : Mrs. Marge Lehman, 
734; Mrs. Blanche Hetrick is 
in isolation 

FUNERALS BY THE PASTOR: 

Robert W. Smith on 7/6/72. 
Sympathy is extended to Ina, 
his wife, and son Robert, and 
daughters Mary King and Doro- 
thy Kammen and families . He 
was a member of West Creigh- 
ton. 

Enid F e Finkhousen on 7/8/ 
72. Sympathy is extended to 
son Max, and family. She was 
a member of Calvary United 
Methodist Church. 



RESPONSES TO THE INVITATION 

MR, AND MRS, PAUL K. DUNHAM 
R* R. #1, Ossian, identified in 
transfer from Christ 1 s Church of 
Georgetown during Meditative Wor- 
ship on Sunday morning, Paul was 
originally from the Woodside 
Christian Church of Frankfort, 
Indiana, and Carol from the West 
Side Christian Church of Spring- 
field, Illinois. Paul is hooing 
to move back into educational 
preparation for the ministry. He 
is currently employed as a sales 
representative of Western and 
Southern Life Insurance Company. 
Carol is secretary to the Admin- 
istrator of the Golden Years 
Homestead,, 

GEORGE WILLIAM LUDWIG . the son of 
Mr* and Mrs. Bud Ludwig , 2722 
Glencairn Dr. , made his confes- 
sion of faith during the 10:30 
Worship Hour and was baptized in 
the early afternoon. George will 
be a sophomore at Snider High 
School this fall. He is interes- 
ted in golfing, lifting weights, 
and bicycling. 

We welcome these into our fellow- 
ship. 

■/////// M~ H INN fi+t+HH+H+H-W 

A THANK YOU 

Mr. Art Mowray wishes to thank 
everyone who sent me cards during 
his recent hospital stay. 



ABOITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 

We have been working with the Aboite Christian Church in supply- 
ing Sunday Morning leadership for their 10:30 A.M 9 Worship Hour 
since a conference in which help was requested on June 2. On Thurs- 
day evening, June 29th, a sharing meeting was held at Aboite. From 
the Aboite Church were Mrs. Bernice Anderson, Mr, and Mrs. James 
Garrison, Mrs. C. Wayne Huss, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Powell, and Mr. 
and Mrs. Eugene J. Smith. From First Christian were Hugh Rice, Ray 
Fredericks, Ed Allen, Jr. and Dr* Cline. 

Open sharing and possibilities of help and program for the fut- 
ure were discussed. Among the things which were commonly agreed 
upon were the following: 1. Continuation of the Sunday Morning 
leadership; 2* Notification for the First Christian staff to call 
on Aboite members hospitalized; 3. Publicity and sharing through 
the regular mailing of THE TIDINGS to the Aboite families; 4. En- 
couragement of publicity and calling assistance in the Aboite com- 
munity; and 5. Planning towards a series of Discipleship Classes 
led by Dr. Cline on eight Thursday evenings, September 7th through 
October 26th in the homes of the Aboite area. 

Members and friends of First Christian are. encouraged to share 
in participation and interest in the Aboite Church, Likewise, we 
look forward to growing participation by the Aboite members and 
friends in the weekly 10:30 A.M. Worship Hour. Participating to 
date have been Ed Allen, Jr, twice, Miriam Bixenman, Marge Green 
twice, and Paul Dunham. Scheduled presently are: 

John Coil III 
John Coil III 
Paul Dunham 
Paul Dunham 
Ed Allen, Jr. 
Information and news from the Aboite Church is welcomed for our 
Aboite Column each issue. 

II ll II H i i I I 1 1 I I i 1 i I 
FROM THE PASTOR (from Page 4) 
He came to us from Kansas in April. 

Our office will be carefully covered in these weeks to respond 
to all needs of the pastor. Both our Minister of Education and our 
Summer Intern will be available. Rev. Alec Langford of West Crei- 
ghton and Rev. Laverne Ervin of North Christian have also been con- 
tacted and will help if needed. 

God bless you all in these weeks. I am sure that Fort Wayne and 
all of you will be good to come home to in August! 

Harold E. Cline 



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FAMILY MOVIES 



FROM THE PASTOR: 



Beginning on Wednesday, 
July 19 and continuing for 
four consecutive Wednesdays, 
we will be showing movies 
suitable for entertainment 
for the entire family at 2:00 
P. Me and 7:00 P.M. in our 
Fellowship Hall, Our church 
family and the entire neigh- 
borhood is invited to share 
in these movies. The first 
will be THE SIGN OF ZORRO. 
The suggested donation to 
help defray costs is 50o for 
adults and 25 C for children 
under 12. No preschool child 
will be admitted unless ac- 
companied by a responsible 
teen-ager or an adult. 



FAMILY CAMP OUT 

The Family Camp Out July 
21 j 22 5 and 23 has been ch- 
anged from Manopage Camp Gro- 
unds to Forest Ridge Park 
Family Camp Grounds near Lar- 
will, Indiana. Entertain- 
ment at Forest Ridge includes 
bicycling, hayrides, horse- 
shoes , hiking , swimming , 
swings and a sandbox for the 
small fry. Rates are $3.00 
per day, plus 50c for elec- 
tricity. Families going are 
to pay for their own 'fees, 
provide their own food, trans- 
portation, and equipment. If 
you need equipment, however, 
some is available for loan. 

Those who plan to go are 
asked to meet in the church 
parlor immediately after the 
10:30 Service this Sunday. 



The vacation for the family 
in a major trip is now under way. 
The first extended and full vaca- 
tion in five years is now being 
enjoyed as we left after Sunday 
morning the 9th. We are heading 
west to the Denver area; Salt 
Lake City; Yellowstone and the 
Grand Tetons; Caldwell, Idaho 
with friends; Portland and the 
northwest with the Richard Lauer 
family; down through California- 
San Francisco, Sequoia National 
Park, Los Angeles, and friends 
in Bakersfield; to the south rim 
of the Grand Canyon; and then 
back through Oklahoma and Texas 
to see Phillips University and 
Texas Christian University* and 
friends in Shermon, Texas. 

This is the first land trip 
west for any of us and we deve- 
loped quite a sense of expecta- 
tion before leaving. We will be 
back late in the week, but ready 
to be in the pulpit on Sunday, 
August 13. 

I rejoice in our pulpit sup- 
ply for these weeks of my ab- 
sence. Respond to these who 
share leadership. 

JULY 16 - Rev. Richard Moore 
JULY 23 - A dialogue sermon 
by Miriam Bixenman, our Minister 
of Education, and Ed Allen, Jr. 
our Summer Intern, 

JULY 30 - A joint sharing by- 
George Bruchnan, immediate past 
Board Chairman, and Hugh Rice, 
newly elected Board Chairman on 
n DREAMS FOR FIRST CHRISTIAN" 

AUGUST 6 - Dr. ~~GiTfo~rd E. 
Olmstead, the Executive Minister 
of the Christian Church in .'.' Ind. 
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CHURCH CALENDAR OUR SUNDAY SERVICES 



VNDAY, JULY 23 

:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
:15 A.M. Church School 
0:30 A.M. Divine Worship 

Sermon: "Chosen for Service" 
A Dialogue between Miriam 
Bixenman and Ed Allen, Jr. 
:00 P.M. Celebration Worship 

WDAIj JULY 24 

:30 P.M. College and Career 
Study Group at the 
home of Becky Buskirk 
4430 Wilmette 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 

>:30 A.M. Adventure Day — 3rd 
and 4th Grades 

1:00 and 7:00 P.M. Family Movie 
THE STORY OF ROBIN- 
HOOD. 

"ANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK: 
banned fruits 

Children* s underwear, all sizes 
Joy's clothing, size 5 



At both the 8:00 A.M. Medita- 
tive Worship and the 10:30 A.M. 
Divine Worship Services, our Min- 
ister of Education, Mrs. Miriam 
Bixenman, and our Summer Intern, 
Mr. Ed Allen, Jr. will be preach- 
ing. They will be bringing us 
a sermon in dialogue entitled 
"CHOSEN FOE SERVICE", The sermon 
focuses on the meaning of being 
God's Chosen People and our con- 
tinuing responsibility as a Chris- 
tian community . For your prepara- 
tory reading of the scriptures, 
the following are suggested: Exo- 
dus 3:1-21; Exodus 24:3-8; and 
Deuteronomy 4:25-40 and 8:1-18. 

The Celebration Worship at 
8:00 P.M. will vary from any we 
have enjoyed thus far. The theme 
will be, "WHO AM I AND WHY AM I 
WHAT I AM?" The service is under 
the direction of Judy Aker and 
Miriam Bixenman. Elder Bert Lev- 
ersee will be in charge of the 
Communion Celebration. 

We invite you to participate 
in any of these services. Any 
one is a complete service. 



SERVING JULY 23 

Elders WE BELIEVE IN WRITING A LEGAL 

„ „„ WIL L AS RESPONSIBLE STEWARDS: 
8;00 A.M . Walter Keebortz 

fn d ,S°"" d * ±Pple L A w111 can provide for loved 

10 - 30 A ' M - George Davis ones and those who must depend up- 

t an p 6 m ^S 11 . T ° n ° Ur res P° nsible Preparation for 

o.OO P.M. Bert Leversee possible death. 

Deaconesses 2. A will can provide for respon- 
ds. Earl Plummer and Mrs. sible Christian giving especially 
Myrl Beachley f or G i der couples whose ohl±gSL i 

, tlon to children or relatives is 

.y. shers minor or a thing of the past. 

- iSV'- - ;. T ° m Ban6t ' R ° n " 3> AW±11 "n provide an expres- 

ald Flickmger, James sion of love and help to others 

in'™ a m a A n , in a World of need - There ±s "«- 

liL^O^M. Andy Cook Mer- jor need of Christian institutions 

land Heller C. Hendrick- for our undergirding financially 

son, Bud Schryver, Don in order that they may serve in 

Smith Marshall Smith, the name of Christ in all parts 

Robert White of the world . v 

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + A WILL PR0VIDES TANGIBLE LOVE 



PERSONAL MENTION 



+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 



In Hospitals: 

JUNE AVERAGES 

LUTHERAN: Mr. John Olson, 566; Church Worship 308 

James Shirley, 400; Steve Knight, Church School 131 

400; Mr. William Schilling, 888; Budget Giving $1 617 79 

Mrs. Patricia Erdly, 770; Mr. Centennial & Indiana $ '281*50 
Tom Penny, M-109. Appeal Giving 

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + mw MEMBER DURING JUNE: 

COLLEGE AND CAREER STUDY GROUP Mrs. Vernabelle Moore 

The College and Career +++++++++++++++++++ 
Study Group will meet this + 
week on Monday evening, July + 

24, at 7:^0 p.m. at the home + YOU GROW AS 

of Becky Buskirk, 4430 Wilmette.+ 
Desert will be served. + YOU GIVE 

+ + 



FIRST CHRISTIAN MOVES TO A NEW LEVEL OF STEWARDSHIP EXPRESSION 

In the Church Year which ended on June 30th, $107,799.00 was giv- 
en to our church and its auxiliaries. The Hundred Thousand mark was 
broken for the first time in our history! 

$71,790.00 was given for local operating expenses 

$ 9,202.00 was given for property improvement 

$26,807.00 was given for World Outreach causes 
Thus our per capita giving for each of our 602 participating members 
was $179.00 for the year. 

The Special Centennial Project of giving $15,000.00 to the Emily 
E. Flinn Home for completing their third floor spurred our Outreach 
giving on to new heights. A total of $38,912.92 was given for Out- 
reach causes: 

$14,451.23 for Operational budgets of agencies in Unified Promo- 
tion including missions, benevelence, education, and 
regional and national work. 

$15,000.00 for our Centennial Gift to the Emily E. Flinn Home. 
$9,865 is still in borrowed funds of our Centennial 
and Indiana Appeal for a Response in Faith. 

$ 5,600.00 for the Indiana Appeal for a Response in Faith. 

$ 2, 162 . 33 for Associated Churches of Allen County including the 
Campus Worker at lU-Purdue, Fort Wayne Campus. 

$ 125.00 for the Change Through Involvement Program of our com- 
munity. 

$ 855.20 for the Week of Compassion and Church World Service 

$ 310.00 for a Korean Orphan 

$ 374.16 in cash plus the many donations for Emergency Food 
through our new Pantry Program and Helping Hand' Fund. 

$ 35.00 for Switchboard— a local response program for help. 

Of these Outreach Funds, $34,676.06 was provided through general 
church sources while the balance came from our Christian Women's 
Fellowship in the amount of $3,885.43 and the rest by our Youth Fel- 
lowships and Church School classes. 

Each and every giver to the Church can share in the victories ac- 
complished for Christ through our giving during the 1971-72 Church 
Year. Let us move forward as responsible stewards of God's resources 
entrusted to our hands. Let us give regularly and proportionately — 
both for our church's life and work and the out reaching mission of 
Christ throughout our world. 



FAMILY MOVIE 

The family movie to be 
shown at 2:00 and 7:00 P.M. 
this week in our Fellowship 
Hall is entitled, "THE STORY 
OF R0BINH00D". It is a full 
length color movie suitable 
for family entertainment. 
Suggested donation to help 
defray expenses is 50c for 
adults and 25c for children 
under 12. Preschool children 
will not be admitted unless 
accompanied by a responsible 
teenager or an adult. 

The movie for August 2 is 
"SANCHO, THE HOMING STEER". 

ADVENTURE DAYS AHEAD 

ADVENTURE DAY FOR 3rd AND 
4th GRADES 

The annual Adventure Day 
for 3rd and 4th graders this 
year will be on Wednesday, 
July 26. We will visit the 
telephone museum, return here 
to the church for a sack 
lunch and a play time and 
will remain for the showing 
of the movie, THE STORY OF 
R0BINH00D. Those who plan 
to attend are asked to be 
here at the church parking 
lot at 9:30 A.M. and to bring 
a sack lunch (drink will be 
furnished) and 25c for the 
movie. Children may be pick- 
ed up at 3:30 P.M. 

Continued next column 



ADVENTURE DAY FOR 5th AND 
6th GRADERS 

The Adventure Day for 5th and 
6th graders will be on Wednesday, 
August 2, This will be an over- 
night experience, with groups 
sleeping out at two different 
homes. The day will include the 
afternoon movie here, slide mak- 
ing, a cook out, swimming, the 
sleep out, and breakfast. See 
next week's TIDINGS for full de- 
tails. 



SERVICE GIVEN UNITED CAMP AND 
CONFERENCE— INDIANA PROGRAM 

We are pleased that we have 
been able to give seven full weeks 
of service to the United Camp and 
Conference — Indiana Program this 
sommer. Last week, Ed Allen, Jr. 
served as counselor at a camp for 
7th and 8th graders. This week 
Mrs. Bixenman is directing a camp 
for 5th and 6th graders. Serving 
with her are Peggy Buskirk, Lois 
Finkhousen, and Pam Meadows. The 
week of August 6-12, Connie Wells 
and Ed Allen will be serving in a 
conference for 11th and 12th grad- 
ers. 

It is fitting and proper that 
we should help to provide leader- 
ship for these events. They are, 
in fact, a continuation of our 
ministry to youth. We send youth 
to these events annually and it 
follows that we must provide lead- 
ership. 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 

WAY, JULY 30 

00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
15 A.M. Church School 
):30 A.M. Divine Worship 
plogue: "My Dreams for First 
vristian Church" 

Georne Bruekman and Hugh Rice 
00 P.M. Celebration Worship 

MDAI, JULY 31 

30 P.M. College and Career 

Bible Study and Fellow- 
ship, Miriam Bixenman's 
office 

WNESDAY, AUGUST 2 
00 P e M 6 Adventure Day for 5th 

and 6th Graders begins 
:00 and 7:00 P.M. Family Movie— 

SANCHO, THE HOMING 

STEER. 

PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK 

inned meat or main dish meals. 

ITES TO REMEMBER: 
igust 9 - Adventure Day (Grades 
1 and 2) 



This Sunday, July 30, at both 
the Meditative Worship at 8:00 
A.M. and at the Divine Worship at 
10:30 A.M., our immediate oast 
and present Board Chairmen, George 
Bruckman and Hugh Rice will be 
sharing with us in dialogue on 
the topic, "My Dreams for First 
Christian Church". Ray Fredericks 
Chairman of our elders, will be 
the worship assistant. 

At the Celebration Worship at 
8:00 P.M. Sunday evening, Marge 
Green will be leading us in an 
experience of Creative listening 
and sharing. 

We invite you to participate 
in any of these services. Each 
is complete in itself, including 
communion at each of the three. 

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 

MORNING STUDY GROUP 

The Morning Study Group will 
meet August 7 and August 14 at 
10:00 A.M, at the home of Kathryn 
Banet, 933 W. Oakdale. 



8:00 



SERVING JULY 30 
Elders 
A.M., David Griggs and 



Earl Plummer 

10:30 A.M. Ray Fredericks and 

Mark Snyder 

8:00 P.M. Andrew Cook 

Deacons 
8:00 A.M. Paul Yentes, Art- 
thur Mowery, E O'Laughlin, 
L 9 Timbrook, 

10:30 A.M. M, Finkhousen, 
Leon Johns, H 6 Banet, M 9 Grouse, 
D e Andrews, M Grimm, R 6 Hend- 
ricks, R. Petty . 



Deaconesses 
Mrs* Earl Plummer and Mrs 
Beachley 



Myrl 



Ushers 
8:00 A.M. Tom Banet, Ronald 
Flickenger, James Kirsch 
10:30 A.M. Andy Cook, Merland 
Heller, C, Hendrickson, Bud 
Schryver, Don Smith, Marshall 
Smith, Robert White 

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 

PERSONAL MENTION 
In Hospitals: 

Lutheran : James Shirley 402 

St. Joseph : Peggy Page 801 . 

VISITORS LAST SUNDAY : 

Mr. and Mrs. Barton Johnson 

AT CAMP THIS WEEK : 

Mike Gardener, 7-8, at Barbee 



PERSONS NEEDED FOR CHANGE 
THROUGH INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM 

To date, this Church has four 
women involved in the Change 
Through Involvement "Mbther-to- 
Mother" program and two families 
involved in the "Family- to-Fam- 
ily" Program. These include, 
Connie Wells, Peg Buskirk, Helen 
Clymore, and Miriam Bixenman in 
the Mother-to-Mother Program and 
the Merle Grimm Family and the 
Ron Aker Family in the Family- to 
Family Program. More volunters 
are needed for these programs to 
work with persons in the inner 
city areas in a program of under- 
standing e We need names of in- 
terested persons by September 1. 
If you are interested, contact 
Tom Frappier, our new Christian 
Action Chairman (485-8574) and 
tell him of your willingness to 
become involved. 



FAMILIES NEED FURNITURE 

We have learned recently 
through the Change Through In- 
volvement Program that four fam- 
ilies are badly in need of ch- 
ests of drawers and that a fami- 
ly of eight, who recently lost 
everything in a fire, is in dire 
need of all sorts of furniture. 
If you have any such items you 
would be willing to contribute, 
please call the Change Through 
Involvement Office (743-1821). 



WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN 



The following persons are listed as members of First Christian 
Church However, we have no mailing address for them, If you know 
the complete name and/or the address of any of these persons please 
call the church office. 



Mrs, Cora Adams 

Mrs, Hubert Adkinson (Jean) 

Mrs. S.W. Akers (Ethel) 

Mrs. Dwight Allen 

Doris Anderson 

Mary Anderson 

Mrs, Ronald E. Andrews (Rebecca) 

Mrs* Donald L, Angell 

Mrs* Marion Bailey (Thelma) 

Douglas Baber 

Marilyn Baber 

Mrs. Beatrice Baugher 

Marcia Baugher 

Mrs. J.C. Bolton (Ruth) 

William C, Bolton 

Richard Bireley 

Doris Bireley 

Mrs* Betty Bodkin 

Mrs, Elmo R. Brott (Joan) 

Alma Leona Brown 

Richard E e Brown 

Guy Bruss 

Ada Bruss 

Mrs* Russell Butt 

Robert C. Cole 

Mrs, Jessie Cook 

Clyde Copeland 

Jean Copeland 

Mrs e Dorothy Cory 

Mrs* Eugene Craig 

Mrs. Robert (Vola) Davis 

Mrs. William DeRolf 

Mrs* Frederick Dettloff 

Mr* William Dickson 

Mrs William Dickson 

Dale A. Drake 



Mr. James Dudley 

Mrs* James Dudley 

John Dunn 

K.E* Dwyer 

Miss Ella Dyer 

Wanda Eller 

Mr. Luther Eller 

Mrs, Luther Eller 

Clarence F, Ellison 

Robert Emerson 

Virginia Emerson 

Mrs, Don Eugene 

Mrs. E.E, Evans (Ruth) 

Mr* Paul V* Evans 

Mrs, Paul V. Evans 

Mrs. Robert Feichter 

Allen Garee 

Edna Garee 

Paul Garee 

Mrs. Donald Gerber 

Arthur L. Gernhardt 

Mr* William D. Gilley 

Paul Gerdner 

Mildred Gerdner 

Mrs. Dorothy Grandstaff 

Rosemery Murphy-Greenwald 

Mr. Dale Hadley 

Mrs, Dale Hadley 

James Haffner 

Mrs* Robert Hammerlund (Anita) 

Elizabeth Hess 

Patricia Higgens 

Mrs. Florency Hightcheu Jr. 

Mr. Frank Hill 

Mrs. Frank Hill 

Deryll Hobbs 

John F, Holderman 



(Additional names will be printed in next week's TIDINGS) 



FAMILY CAMP OUTS +ADVENTURE DAYS (Grades 5 and 6) 

Last week end the Ben Tay- + Fifth and Sixth Graders are re- 
lor Family, the Bob Urich fam- -hninded of the Adventure Day on 
ily, the Russell Wortly fami- ^August 2. This will be an over- 
ly, and Vincent and Connie +night experience, with everyone 
Wells participated in the fam- +sleeping out. On this Wednesday 
ily Camp Out. This program is +we will come to the Church at 2-00 
truly an extension of the pro- +p.m. to see the movie, SANCHO THE 
gram of First Christian Church. +H0MING STEER. Following the movie 

The next Family Camp Out +we will make slides so that this 
will be held August 11, 12, & +group may present them at the Aug- 
13. Watch next week's TIDINGS +ust 6 Celebration Worship. We 
for full details. All famili- +will then go to McMillan Park for 
es who plan to attend are ask- +a cookout and a swim. From there 
ed to meet in the Church Par- +we will go to the Ted Bryan home 
lor immediatly following the +(boys) and the Max Finkhousen home 
10.30 Worship Service on Aug- + (girls) for a sleep out. Those par- 
ust 6 to complete plans. +ticipating are asked to bring 50 c 

+to cover the cost of the movie 
. . . , +and swimming. 

ADULT CHURCH SCHOOL CLASS EVALUATION +++++++++++ 
Persons who have been a part of the elective Church School 

ois S Cla S ^ 1S SemeS v e , r * ° r Wh ° are CUrrent1 ^ in the Co- D-ble - 
ill a lT I are . asked t0 " lease "11 out the evaluation blank be- 
low and return it to Margaret Love, chairman of our Christian Ed- 
ucation Committee, or to Miriam Bixenman: ^nstian Ed 

I feel the best thing about choosing an elective class is: 

urcTlwi th±n ? * W ° Uld ^ ke t0 See ha PP en for ad "lts in our Ch- 
urch School next semester (beginning September 10) is: 

semester? ^ """ ClaSS groupin * s we are ™ *« for one more 

Ket«rn to the established classes for one semester and have 

ed ciaL e es C0 "L Se ?. th ! SeC ° nd Semester each ^ar, with establish- 
ea classes the first semester. 



■IZtt t0t f lly e l ective Ch «rch School for these and/or other 



aHnli-e *,*„+ Vi LueHe ana/or otner 

adults next semester, everyone choosing a new class by sub- 

J ec L e 

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CTZ/gCT CALENDAR 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 
8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
9:15 A.M. Church School 
10:30 A.M. Divine Worship 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Gilford E. 
Olmsted "EQUIPPED WITH POWER" 
8:00 P.M. Celebration Worship 

WNDAY 3 AUGUST 7 

10:00 A.M. Morning Study Group 

Kathlyn Banet's 933 

W. Oakdale 
7:30 P.M. College and Career 

Miriam Bixenman f s 

office* 

'WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 

10:00 A.M, Adventure Day 

Grades 1 and 2 
>:00 and 7:00 P.M. Family Movie, 

"PABLO AND THE DANCING 

CHIHUAHUA" 



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DR. OLMSTED SUNDAY SPEAKER 

Dr. Gilford E. Olmsted will 
be the guest speaker at both the 
Meditative and Divine Worship 
Services this Sunday, August 6, 
1972, Dr. Olmsted is the new 
Regional Minister of the Christ- 
ian Church in Indiana. He began 
his ministry with our Indiana 
Regional organization on April 
17, 1972, coming here from a 
similiar position in Kansas, 
where he had developed an out- 
standing regional program. Dr. 
Olmsted is the editor of the 
Indiana Christian, which most of 
our people receive (if you do 
not, please notify the Church 
Office.) Dr. and Mrs. Olmsted 
reside in Indianapolis and will 
be coming to Fort Wayne Satur- 
day evening. Dr. Olmsted's ser- 
mon topic will be "EQUIPPED WITH 
POWER" and his scripture text is 
Ephesians 3:7-21 . 



FAMILY CAMP OUT 



Elders 
6:00 A.M. Ray Fredericks and 
Hugh Rice. 
10:30 A.M. 



Merle Rice and John 



Merrill. 



Deacons 
8:00 A.M. D. Pomeroy, J* Hech- 
ler, R. Ogles, T. Frappier« 
10:30 A.M. 0. McDougle, Ed Al- 
len, W. Bowen, R„H. Cole, R. 
Gerow, W. Gumpp, C. Hetrick, A.E 
Huddleston* 

Deaconesses 
Mrs, Earl Plummer and Mrs. Myrl 
Beachley 

Ushers 
8:00 A.M. John Weicker, Doug 
Olson, Scott Rayl 
10:30 A.M. Andy Cook, Merlin 
Heller, Don Passwater, Robert 
Chevalier, Tom Knuckles, Homer 
Stevenson* 
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 



CELEBRATION WORSHIP 

The Celebration Worship at 
8:00 P.M* this Sunday will be 
based on music. It will par- 
tially take the sorm of a sing- 
along, with some interpretation 
of varying compositions, their 
meaning and place in the area 
of worship* Steve Bruckman and 
Jerry Zimmerman will be our ac- 
companists and Becky Buskirk 
will be our soloist. 



COLLEGE AND CAREER STUDY GROUP 

The College and Career Study 
Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. on 
Monday, August 7, in Mrs* Bix- 
enamn's office. All post high 
school single young adults are 
invited to attend. 



PERSONAL MENTION 
In Hospitals : 

Lutheran Leland Higgans 471, 
Grace Tharp 488 . 
St . Joseph Orlie Conner 804. 
Parkview Ella Maxwell 517 . 

A Thank You 

Thanks for the many prayers, 
cards and telephone calls in my 
behalf during my recent illness; 
also, for the sympathy expressed 
in the passing of my brother. 
Thanks again, and God bless all 
of you* 

Walter Birkhold 



OUR PANTRY NEEDS 

Our pantry can use almost 
anything you would like to con- 
tribute. We have had an unus- 
ally heavy month of calls, so 
all items are low. 



SPECIAL PANTRY NEEDS THIS WEEK, 
Canned fruits and vegtables 
Large brown grocery sacks 
Empty 1 lb. coffee cans 



AB0ITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, ROANOKE, INDIANA 

MORNING WORSHIP 10:30 A.M. 
August 6, 1972 



Paul Dunham, Preaching 



MORE PERSONS WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN 

In last week's TIDINGS we began a list of persons who are mem- 
bers of First Christian for whom no current address is known. We 
are continuing that list below. If you have the complete name and/ 
or the current address of any of these persons please contact the 
Church Office. 



Teddy Horibe 

Mrs. Ora Jayne Huff 

E.B. Hunt 

Mary Hunt 

Mrs. Johnson 

Mrs. R 6 Larry Johnson 

Mr. Robert C. Jones 

Mrs. Robert C. Jones 

J. Raymond Keller 

Jack Kelly 

Maxine Kelly 

Wanda Sue Kelly 

Manuel Kelly 

James A. Kingman 

Robert Kinnaman 

William Kintzel 

Margaret Kintzel 

Mr. Ned Klotz 

Mrs, Ned Klotz 

Diann Laden 

Edgar R. Laden 

Thomas Laden 

Traffa LaFara 

Marie LaFara 

Mrs. Dorothy Leggett 

Mrs. Ruby Leggett 

Mrs. Doris Lemming 

Mr* James Lesher 

Mrs. James Lesher 

Mr. Albert Libbey 

Mrs. Albert Libbey 

Calvin G. Long 

Merle J. Long 

Ilene McClcgg 

Mrs. Waunita McKinley 

Mrs. Mary Ann McLellan 

Paul Maholm 

Raymond 0. Maples 

Mrs. Iva Martin 

Miss Janet Martin 



Ray S. Ma this 

Betty Miller 

Ireta Miller 

Mrso Cleatus J. Moffett 

Howard E. Morse 

Mrs. Ronald L. Myers 

Joseph Neville 

Mrs. Daniel F. Olive 

Thomas F. Owen 

Mrs. Sallie Parker 

William Parker 

Robert Pennington 

Mrs, Alpha Piercy 

Mrs. W*E. Pretzer 

Mrs* Lloyd Putt 

Norman Rau 

Mr. Edwin Reddick 

Mrs. Edwin Reddick 

Nancy Ann Reddick 

Stephen E. Reddick 

Herman Redmerski 

Laverne Reed 

Beatrice Rinehart 

Robert Rinehart 

Mrs* Verne Rodiger 

Deanna Roseberry 

Mr. Marvin Roseberry 

Mrs* Marvin Roseberry 

Terry M. Roseberry 

Mr. Charles Rudicel 

Mrs. Charles Rudicel 

Barbara Rudicel 

John A. Sanders 

Mr. Harld E. Schmidt 

Mrs. Harold E, Schmidt 

Robert Lee Scott 

Edward Sechler 

Mrs. Phyllis Sechler 

Robert Shearer 

Miss Shirley Sidle 



Mr. Ralph Simons 
Mrs* Ralph Simons 
Dennis Smith 
Robert Smith 
Shirley Smith 
Mrs. Elizabeth Sorg 
Charles W. Staley 
Mrs. Scott Stephans 
Mr. J. Ray Stephenson 
Mrs. J. Ray Stephenson 
Daryl Stigers 
Harold A, Stigers 
Michael Stigers 
Donald Lee Straw 
Joan Elaine Straw 
John R. Sullivan 
R. Michael Symms 
William Taylor, Jr. 
Mrs, Kenneth Thomas 
Mrs. Norman C. Topp 
William Trumbower 
Mary Valentine 
Jerry Van Dyke 
Mrs. Walter Van Etten 
Mr. William P. Veenora 
Mrs.- William P. Vennora 
Mrs. Roy Wagner 
Mr. Wendall Wallace 
Mrs. Wendall Wallace 
Mrs. Millard Wells 
Mrs. Sally Whelan 
Robert White 
Doris White 
Russell Wilkins 
Mr. David H. Williams 
Mrs. David H. Williams 
Mrs. Richard Wills 
Mrs. LeRoy Wise 
Mr. William Woods 
Mrs. William Woods 



ADVENTURE DAY: First and 
Second Grades 

The annual Adventure Day for 
those in First and Second Grades 
will be on Wednesday , August 9, 
We will visit the Franke Park 
Zoo. Those children planning to 
attend are asked to meet on the 
Church Parking Lot at 10:00 a,m. 
and to bring a sack lunch and 
50c. After the visit to the Zoo 
and the picnic, we will return 
to the Church and see the movie, 
H Pablo and the Dancing Chihua- 
hua". Children may be picked up 
at 3:45 p.m. Drink for lunch 
will be furnished , 



FAMILY MOVIES 

This week we will be showing 
the last of the four family mov- 
ies on Wednesday, August 9, at 
2:00 and 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship 
Hall. The current movie will be 
"PABLO AND THE DANCING CHIHUA- 
HUA". Suggested donation is 50c 
for adults and 25c for children, 

IN OUR CAMPS AND CONFERENCES 

Val Williams attended the 9- 
10 Conference at Barbee Christ- 
ian Camp this past week. This 
coming week, August 6-12, Debbie 
Allen, Jim Taylor, and Scott 
Rayl will be attending the 11-12 
Conference at Barbee as campers, 
with Connie Wells and Ed Allen, 
Jr. going as adult counselors. 
We are pleased to have these 
youth going to be a part of this 

(Continued next column) 



WILL YOU CONTRIBUTE TO OUR 
CROSS? 



As a part of a Celebration 
Worship during late August, we 
wish to use a cross built by 
our own people. The basic, 
barren cross is being placed in 
the Church Parlor, You are 
asked to bring two types of 
items and place them somewhere 
on or near the cross. These 
items include those things that 
contribute to the litter so 
often found in our streets and 
items that you feel the world 
would be better off without — 
things that take man f s time, 
energy, and money in a non-pro- 
fitable way. The cross will 
remain up until August 27, when 
it will be used in the service. 



MORNING STUDY GROUP 



The Monday Morning Study 
Group will meet on Monday, Aug- 
ust 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the 
home of Kathlyn Banet, 933 W. 
Oakdale, and on Monday, August 
14, at 10:00 a.m. in Mrs. Bix- 
enman f s office. These will be 
the last two sessions until 
after Labor Day. 



extension of our Church T s Christ' 
ian Education program and to be 
able to share our leadership . 



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WELCOME HOME TO THE CLINES 



FRIDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 11-13 
Family Camp Out 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 

8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 

9:15 A.M. Church School 

10:30 A.M. Divine Worship 

Sermon: The Word of Life 

Text: I John 1:1-10 

8:00 P.M. Celebration Worship 

MONDAY, AUGUST 14 

7:00 PTRt College and Career 
Church Parlor 

COMING EVENTS 

August 22 7:00 P.M. Elder 1 s Meet- 
ing 
8:00 P„Mo Board Meet- 
ing 
August 25-26 District I Assembly 
Barbee Christian Camp 

PANTRY NEEDS_ 

Powdered Milk 
Peanut Butter 



Cline's ab- 

return to us 
just one year 



This Sunday s August 13* it 
will be a pleasure to have Dr. 
Cline back in our pulpit. We 
have enjoyed our guest minis- 
ters and those of our home 
folks who have supplied the 
pulpit during Dr 
sence* 

As the Clines* 
we remember that 
ago this week they came to us 
for the first time as our pas- 
tor and his family. During 
this one short year, the en- 
tire family has found a place 
in the hearts and lives of 
each of us, 

SERMON SERIES TO BEGIN THIS 
SUNDAY 

Beginning Sunday, August 13, 
Dr. Cline will begin a Sermon 
Series, RECALL TO FUNDAMENTALS, 
based on the first letter of 
John, Sunday's Sermon is tit- 
led, "THE WORD OF LIFE" and the 
text is I John 1:1-10. 



8:00 



SERVING AUGUST 6 

Elders 
A S M. Andrew Cook and 



Bert Leversee 

10:30 A.M. Eugene Klepfer and 

Ralph Church 

8:00 PoM 9 William Grouse 



Deacons 



8:00 AcM, 



Koehlinger, V 
10:30 A.M. R 
Wortley, L 



Johnson, W. 
Moore, T 9 Ogles, 
Russell, R e 
A, Horn, S, Cole, 
P. Yentes, A. Mowery, E. 0*Lau- 
ghlin, L, Timbrook 
Deaconesses 
Mrs. Helen Clymore and Mrs* 
Floyd Morrical 

Ush ers 
8:00 A,M S John Weicker, Doug 
Olson, Scott Rayl 
10:30 A.M. Andy Cook, Merlin 
Heller, Don Passwater, Robert 
Chevalier, Tom Knuckles, Homer 
Stevenson 
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 

PERSONAL MENTION 

In Hospitals: 

Lutheran: Clark Kerley West 
4, Robert Clipp 330 
St^Joseph: Orlie Conner 804 
Parkview: Troy Yeoman 446, 
Ella Maxwell 51 7 . 



CELEBRATION WORSHIP 



The Celebration Worship this 
Sunday evening at 8:00 P,M. will 
give an opportunity to exper- 
ience scripture interpreted in a 
unique and creative manner. All 
of the scripture passages used 
will be yery familiar, but the 
interpretation will be different 
and YOU will be a part of ft. 
As always, we will climax the 
worship bv sharing in a commun- 
ion service and the passing of 
the peace among us. 



CELEBRATION WORSHIP CROSS 

Have you placed your items 
that litter our streets and 
neighborhoods or items that make 
the world a poorer place in 
which to live, often detering us 
from Christ's way of life, on 
the barren cross in the Church 
Parlor? Please do place items 
there at once, This cross will 
be used in the Celebration Wor- 
ship on August 27. 



In Sympathy 



ABOITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 

August 13, 1972 



Sympathy is extended to 
Walter and Richard Gumpp whose 

father passed away this past Morning Worship — 10:30 A.M. 

ujeeK.K 

_- . Ed Allen, Jr., Preaching 

Sympathy %s also extended 

to Judy Aker whose aunt, Mrs. — 

Teresa Smith, passed away this 
past week. 



FAMILY CAMP OUT 



COLLEGE AND CAREER STUDY GROUP 



The August Family Camp Out will 
be this weekend 9 August 11 , 12, 
and 13, at the Forest Ridge Park 
Family Camp Grounds, Forest Ridge 
is near Larwill and may be reached 
by traveling west on U.So 30 to 
State Road 5, then north on State 
Road 5 to Old Route 30 (Lincoln 
Way), then west on Old 30 to Elder 
Road, and north on Elder Road to 
the camp ground. Activities avail- 
able include swimming in a heated 
pool, bicycling, hayrides, horse- 
shoes, and hiking s A swing set 
and sand box are available for the 
small fry. The fee is $3,00 per 
day, plus 50<£ per day for electri- 
city* Each family will pay their 
own camp fees and provide their 
own food, which may then be shared 
with the group, Be sure to notify 
Miriam Bixenman if your family 
plans to go. 

MORNING STUDY GROUP 



The College and Car°»r Study 
Group will meet at 7:00 P.M. 
rather than 7:30 this Monday, 
August 14. The group will make 
homemade ice cream on the drive 
way f followed by the Study Ses- 
sion in the Church Parlor. Dr. 
Cline will be back meeting with 
us at this session. 



BOY SCOUT AUCTION 



The Boy Scouts of this Church 
are having an auction to purch- 
ase new equipment . If you have 
anything to donate, please call 
Fred Smell -745-3402 or Max Fink- 
housen-456-2700* Large applian- 
ces and furniture will be picked 
up. 



MISSING PERSONS 



The Morning Study Group will 



meet next Monday morning, 
14, at 10:00 A.M. in Mrs a 
man's office. This will 
last meeting until after 
Day. 

CHURCH SCHOOL SUPPLY AREA 



August 

Bixen- 

be the 

Labor 



We have a new Church School Sup- 
ply Secretary— Mrs. Mary Love* (Our 
thanks to Helen Clymore and Del oris 
Keebortz who have served for the 
past fourteen months 8 ) The Church 
School supply area has a new count- 
er and a new coat of paint. 



For the past two issues, we 
have printed names of persons 
fo whom we have no address, A 
few more names appear below. We 
wish to thank those persons who 
have called to help us locate 
persons on the list. 

C.E. Woodward 

Glenn Yager! ehuer 

Robert S 9 Young 

Mrs. Lawrence Zebrung 

Kenneth W. Zimgreb, Jr. 

Michael Zingrele 

Mrs, F.W. Zuber 



ANNUAL DISTRICT ONE ASSEMBLY 
FRIDAY EVENING - AUGUST 25 through SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 

BARBEE CHRISTI^CAMP 
JOIN IN AN OVER-NIGHT FAMILY CfflP-OUT WITH CHURCH 
FRIENDS FROM DISTRICT ONE. \ 

(District One Churches: Kendall ville. Ft. Wayne First] Ftl 
North, Ft- Wayne West Creighton, Auburn, Vistula, and Elkftrtt) 



9^> 




Bring your Own suppe 
your convenience. 



RIVE AT 



F?5c Y ?m R -tS^ N . CAMP l NG EQU l PMENT--CAMPERS-TENTS-OR 
LIVE IN THE CAMP CABINS. OVER-J^IGHT FEE: $2750. 

cffl^ on Saturday: $1,00 per Wrsons or $2.50 per 

mP V£ PL,L 0R M0RE ' ^^L CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS COOK, 
IUG_ THE SATURDAY EVENING MEAL! ~ ~ 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 



ITURDAY^ AUGUST 19 



):00 AoM. Deaconesses 1 Meeting 

in the Chapel 
WDAY 3 AUGUST 20 
00 A*M. Meditative Worship 
15 A.M. Church School 
>:30 A e M Divine Worship 
irmon: "What Is Christianity?" 
ixt: I John 1:5-2:28 
00 P.M. Celebration Worship 
WDAY 3 AUGUST 21 
30 P.M. College and Career Study 

and Fellowship Group 
ESDAY* AUGUST 22 



00 
00 



P 9 M. Elder f s Meeting 
P.M. Church Board Meeting 

COMING EVENTS 



IDAY- SATURDAY* AUGUST 25, 26 
strict I Assembly, Barbee Christ- 
n Camp 



PANTRY NEEDS 
Main dish meals (for example, 
canned meat, canned spaghetti* 
boxed macroni and cheese) 
Diapers 



RECALL TO FUNDAMENTALS 

This sermon series based on 
the First Letter of John in the 
New Testament will continue for 
three more weeks. Be reading 
and pondering this diamond which 
brings forth new facets of light 
and truth with each reading, 
August 20 - "What is Christ- 
ianity?" 
I John 1:5-2:28 
August 27 - "The Allegiance 
of Faith" 
I John 4:13-5:13 
September 3 - "The Style of 
Love" 

I John 2:29-4:12 
Join us in worship regularly 
at one of our three Sunday hours. 
Worship is a public expression 
of allegience and thanksgiving 
to God, Worship is letting go 
of self to find the reality and 
way of God. Worship is the foc- 
using of life on God and others 
Worship is a corporate act of 
encouragement and demonstration 
to others. 



8:00 



SERVING AUGUST 20 

Elders 
A.M* Harold Crowder and 



L, 



Johns , H, 
10:30 A.M. 



George Davis 

10:30 A.M. Cecil Rice and 

Glenn Miller 

8:00 P.M. Hugh Rice 

Deacons 
8:00 A 3 Mo M. Finkhousen, 
Banet, M a Grouse 
D* Andrews , M c 
Grimm, R* Hendricks, R„ Petty, 
D* Pomeroy, J. Hechler, R» 
Ogles, T« Frappier 

Deaconesses 
Mrs* Helen Clymore and Mrso 
Floyd Morrical 

Ushers 
8:00 A.M. John Weicker, Doug JULY 
Olson, Scott Rayl 
10:30 A.M. Andy Cook, Merlin 
Heller, Don Passwater, Robert 
Chevalier, Tom Knuckles, Homer 
Stevenson 
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 



CHURCH BOARD MEETING 

All elders, deacons, deacon- 
esses, trustees , and other chur- 
ch board members are urged to be 
present at 8:00 P.M , Tuesday, 
August 22„ Attention will be 
given to several special annual 
and monthly reports. Business 
items include election of dele- 
gates for the State Assembly in 
October, filling of an elder va- 
cency, and a church vocation sc- 
holorship application. Preced- 
ing the Board Meeting will be an 
Elder's Meeting beginning at 
7:00 P.M. 



AVERAGES: 




Church Worship 


236 


Church School 


91 


Budget Giving 


$1 ,288.66 


Appeal Giving 


$ 197,57 



PERSONAL MENTION^ 
In Hospitals 

Lutheran ; 330 Mr, Robert Glipp 
St. Joseph ; 805 Mr, Orlie Con- 
ner 
Parkview ; 517 Mrs* Ella Maxwell 
446 Mr, Troy Yeoman 
(Heart Surgery is sch 
eduled for August 17) 

NOTE OF THANKS 

Mrs. Marge Lehman wants to thank 
everyone for their calls, cards, 
and prayers while she was in the 
hospital. 

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 



ADDITIONS DURING JULY: 
Mr\ and Mrs. Donald Short 
Mr. and Mrs, Paul Dunham 
George Ludwig 

WEDDING 

George William Fishering III and 
9 Dehorah Kay Burkett were married 

in our sanctuary on August 5, by 
-Rev* R. LaVerne Ervin. They are 

residing at Manchester Village in 

Indianapolis, Indiana. 

OPEN CHURCH WEDDING 

All are cordially invited to 
the wedding of Marcia Anne Jes- 
sup and Kenneth Wayne Clemens 9 
at 6:30 P.M., Sunday, August 27, 
with a reception following in 
Fellowship Hall. 
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 



DISTRICT I ASSEMBLY OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES 

I AUGUST 25, 26 

BARBEE CHRISTIAN CAMP 

The Christian Churches of District I will have their 
annual District Assembly at Barbee Christian Camp on Fri- 
day evening, August 25, and Saturday, August 26 e Here is 
a schedule for the event: 

Friday, August 25 

4:00 P 6 M. Arrival (set up campers, trailers, cabin 
usage) Recreation (swimming, soft ball, 
volly ball) 

6:00 P.M. Supper (family cookout, picnic— every fam- 
ily on its own) 

7:00 P e M. More recreation 

8:00 PoM. Camp Fire 

----Song Fest with guitars, etc. 
----Meditation: Harold Cline 

Saturday, August 26 



8:00 A.M. Breakfast in the Dining Hall (North Christian 

serving) 
9:00 A.M e Study Period: "The Christian Learning to Use 

His Bible" led by Dr, Gilford Olmsted 
10:30 A*M« Session: "Getting to Know You" led by Emerson 

Brokaw 
12:30 P..M. Lunch in the Dining Hall (First Christian, 
Auburn, serving) 
Update on C0CU: Lester Ringham 
2:00 P.M. Session: "Getting to Know You" led by Emerson 

Brokaw (continuing the morning session) 
3:00 P.M. Swimming--other recreation 
5:30 P.Mn Supper and Business in the Dining Hall (First 
Christian, Fort Wayne, serving) 
Closing Meditation by the current Assembly Pres 
ident, Roy Gray, 
If you plan to attend the DISTRICT ASSEMBLY please notify Dr. 
Cline, the Church Office, or sign the list on the bulletin board 
at the South Entrance by August 22, Please indicate whether you 
plan to attend all or part of the assembly— this is important in 
neal planning! 



FROM THE PASTOR: 

Greetings to all! 

My family and I enjoyed immensely our vacation which was by 
far the longest in time and distance for us. Our long awaited 
trip west proved beyond our expectations. We thank all who help- 
ed in any way to make it possible . 

This week my family begins a new experience. Claudia Weiss 
arrives this Thursday the 17th to begin her year with us. She is 
from Germany and will be a senior at Elmhurst along with Sally . 
Claudia comes to us through the American Field Service program 
for student exchanges She plays the cello and is a member of the 
Roman Catholic Churcho The letters of Claudia and her parents 
during the last two months have greatly heightened our sense of 
expectation for her sharing in our home. 

The summer vacation season will shortly come to an end 
Some of our college youth are leaving now to begin fall semesters, 
All of our schools will open for children and youth in a couple 
of weeks. May I urge all to share in our church whenever pos- 
sible „ We have had many newcomers and visitors in Church School 
and Worship, We need our regulars to make them welcome and to 
encourage further participation* 

One highlight of our coming church year will be the week- 
end retreat in our church for all of our people. It is called a 
LAY WITNESS MISSION which lasts from Friday evening December 1 
through Sunday evening December 3« Please circle now this date 
on your calendar to keep it clear for this experience. Milford 
Chewning of Fairfax, Alabama, will be our guest coordinator. Dr. 
James Ruble and Mrs, Margaret Love will be general co-chairmen 
for our congregation* Letters are going out this week to invite 
guests who will come to share and lead us in this weekend encoun- 
ter . If asked to serve on preparation committees, please help if 
at all possible. Assignments will be specific and limited, but 
many will be asked to prepare for this event. Prayer and Prepar- 
ation will be key words as we look forward to our LAY WITNESS MIS- 
SION, December 1-3 . 

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FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 26 
District I Assembly, Barbee 
Christian Camp 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 
8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
9:15 A.M. Church School 
10:30 A.M. Divine Worship 

Baptismal Service 
6:30 P.M. Jessup-Clemmons 

Wedding 
8:00 P.M. Celebration Worship 
MONDAY, AUGUST 28 
7:30 P.M. College and Career 

Study and Fellowship 
TUESDAY^ AUGUST 29 



7:30 P.M. Planning Committee 

COMING EVENTS 
SEPTEMBER £ - Dedication Service 
for Parents with infants at the 
10:30 Worship Hour. 
SEPTEMBER I£ - Beginning of the 
new Church School Semester and 
Teacher Recognition Sunday 

PANTRY NEEDS 
Canned stew, chicken, Spam, spa- 
ghetti 
Baby Diapers 



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FROM THE PASTOR: 

We are ur g in K that all our famil- 
ies start making our fall roundup 
regular Church School and Worship 
participation NOW! During our Div- 
ine Worship at 10:30 these next two 
Sundays, we are having a Summer Sing 
Time. This received much favorable 
comment last Sunday. We will be 
having a Baptism this week and a 
special service for our babies and 
parents on September 3. 

On pages 3 and 4, you will find 
an outline for our coming Educational 
Program for this fall. For the next 
two Sundays, we have a full Church 
School for our children and youth, 

but only four classes for adults 

Two mixed Bible Study Groups in Fel- 
lowship Hall, the Progressive Class 
in the Chapel, and the Friendly Cl- 
ass in the Parlor. Our new fall se- 
mester opens on September 10. 

If you cannot make a morning wor- 
ship, please make an attempt to come 
to our evening Celebration Worship 
at 8:00 P.M. May we see you every 
Sunday you are in Ft. Wayne and able 
to worship? 



SERVING AUGUST 27 
Elders 
8:00 A.M. Larry Barnes and 
Robert Rayl 

10:30 A.M. William Crouse 
and James Ruble 
8:00 P.M. Walter Keebortz 

Deacons 
8:00 A.M. 0. McDougle, Ed 
Alien, W. Bowen, R.H. Cole 
10:30 A.M. R 6 Gerow, W. Gumpp, 
— C. Hetrick, -A.E. Huddleston, R. 
Johnson, W. Koelinger, V. Moore, 
T. Ogles 

deaconesses 
Mrs. Helen Clymore and Mrs, 
Floyd Morrical 

Ushers 
8:00 A.M. J. Weicker, D. 
Olson, S. Rayl 

10:30 A.M. A. Cook, M. Heller, 
D. Passwater, R, Chevalier, T. 
Knuckles, H, Stevenson 
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 
PERSONAL MENTION 
In Hospitals 
Lutheran: 670 Mr. Robert Clipp 
St. Joseph: ICU Mrs. Emma 
Schell (Critical from infec- 
tion) 
Parkview: 350 Mr. Troy Yeoman 
(Progressing from heart sur- 
gery) 

335 Mr. Ora Davis (father of 
George Davis) 

SYMPATHY is extended to Mrs. 
Norman Topp, a member t in the 
death of her husband from an 
auto accident. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Donahue who celebrated 
their 50th Wedding Anniversery 
last Sunday. 



ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN: 

Please submit the lists of your 
full committees to the church of- 
fice no later than August 31. 

NEW PLANNING COMMITTEE: 

Under the chairmanship of Geo- 
rge Bruckman, the new Planning 
Committee will meet at 7:30 P.M. 
Tuesday, August 29th. Members 
include Ralph Church , Thomas Fra- 
ppier, William Schilling, Dor- 
othy Ikenberry, Nancy Wortley, 
Sally Cline, Ex-offieio are Hugh 
Rice, Miriam Bixenman, and Harold 
Cline. 

THANKSGIVING FOR CHILDBIRTH AND 
DEDICATION OF PARENTS 

A special service for parents 
with young children will be held 
at 10:30 A.M., Sunday, September 
3. This is an extra service be- 
fore the next regular date, Dec- 
ember 10. Any families who have 
missed previous participation or 
who have new infants are invited 
to participate. Please contact 
the office to inform us of your 
intention to participate. We 
need to know by Thursday noon, 
August 31. Call 744-3239/ 

WEDDING BY PASTOR: ~~ \ 

Ronald M. Jordan and Nancy Lynn 
Gumpp on August 8, 1972. They are 
residing at 3621^ S. Harrison. 

FUNERAL BY PASTOR: 

Everett Metcalf on August 22, 
1972. Sympathy is extended to 
his wife Edith who is a member 
and other kin folk. 



FALL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 

CHURCH SCHOOL— 9:15 A.M. each Sunday (9:45 after October 1) 

Our Church School moves into a new six-month learning semester on 
September 10, This is Promotion Day for the children. All classes 
make a new start. There will be a TEACHER RECOGNITION AND DEDICATION 
service during our 10:30 A.M. Worship on that day for all teachers of 
the new year and also for those rotating out. 

ADULT CHURCH SCHOOL CLASSES: 

Friendly Class— Women's Class meeting in Parlor, taught by Mrs. 
Jennie Morrical, using Uniform Lessons, 

Progressive CI ass —Mi xed CI ass meeting in Chapel, taught by Harold 
Crowder, using Uniform and CLC material together. 

Beran Class— Mixed Class, varying ages, taught by Jack Williams, 
doing specific Bible Studies, meeting in the center of Fellowship Hall. 

Come Double Class— Mixed Class of those normally with children of 
high school or post high school age, meeting in the SW corner of Fel- 
lowship Hall, using Uniform Lesson materials. 

Class 58— Mixed Class, based on couples ages added together do not 
exciedTS in 1958 or a total of whose ages do not exceed 86, taught by 
Jack Weickerv in East Fellowship Hall. 

0,M.s; Class— New class formed this spring for couples whose com- 
bined age does not exceed 70 or singles of similiar age, taught by 
Ruby Cline, meeting in NW corner of Fellowship Hall, using Our Man^ 
Selves , written by Elizabeth 0-' Conner. 

"~CoTlege and Career Class— All college and single young adults in 
the East ParlorT 

Disci pi eshi p CI ass— Thi s el ecti ve 8 week study series for high sch- 
ool, college, and adult levels will open its first series on September 
10. Enrollment is limited to 16. Contact Dr. Cline about participa- 
tion. Open to members who desire to look at basics and especially de- 
signed for young couples and prospective members. The class meets in 
the first room north of Fellowship Hall and is taught by Dr. Cline. 

Elective Class— Using Wheji tjre Lam£ Fjjckers^, written by Leslie 
Weatherhead. Persons interested in this class should contact the 
church office by September 3. It will be taught by Miriam Bixenman 
and will meet in her office. It will be limited to 12 participants 
who are willing to engage in a real adventure in Biblical understand- 
ing. 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CLASSES: 

Youth III for eleventh and twelfth graders will meet on the second 
floor and will be taught by Marge Green. 

Youth 1 1 for ninth and tenth graders will meet on the second floor 
and will be taught by Ray Fredericks and Tom Frappier. 

(Continued on Page 4) 



FALL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (from page 3) 

nn^Tr!!: 1 f °/ S ?y enth and e ^ hth graders will meet on the sec- 
ond floor and will be taught by Jim Ruble and Merle Rice 

Fvftn and Sixth Grade Class, will meet on the second floor 
No n ?dSloom be t3U9ht by Pe 9^^^irk, Judy ChurJh^EdnT 

Itird and fourth Grade Class will meet on the around floor 
and will be taught by~WaTtiF7nd Del ores Keebortz 

|§cond Grade Class will meet on the ground floor and will 
be taught by Donna Johnson and Helen Clymore 

H^ Grade Hass will meet on the ground floor and will be 
taught by Jeanne Gerow and Helen Williams. 

andff^h^^ --st floor 

by raa^TFg' ' InfantS ° n the fl>St fl00r *" Scared for 

Kr ce h nt r er ^ tt?H y Si" 8 *"* Wil1 be Mrs ' Mar * Love and 
Cnb C Ro 0m door?" ^ flrSt fl °° r at the north e "d near the 

DAYTIME OR EVENING SMALL STUDY GROUPS- 

of Lr S be?t r er P rela r t e io^hL n , 9 ^ ?** a " d m0re Participants. Some 
these groups Present SarticJn.tf" 1 " 9 has been ha PP eni "9 «« 
ed to come to one of L? j5aa!?SJi^ a r i neW P artic lP ants are ask- 

made at these meettngs. * matenals > and groupings will be 
SUNDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUPS- 

f*?5:£toW!!5 S2r. fBp - cMi ft"- youtn ' and aduits 

tail shortly Th* n~L? "da* evening will be announced in de- 

This 1 a imutlneoSs o'ro^ 1 o^'" ,?" Su " da ^ Se P tembe ^ 24. 
together. The SraH T s ° fam l]ies can all come and go 

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SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2 

12:00 noon Friendly Class Pot- 
luck, Jennie Morrical f s 

SUNDAY* SEPTEMBER 3 

8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 

9:15 A.M„ Church School 

10:30 A.M. Divine Worship 

Dedication of Parents and Infants 

8:00 P*M. Celebration Worship 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 

Labor Day— Church Office Closed 

TUESDAY* SEPTEMBER 5 

9:00 A. Mo Kepple Group at 
Ruth Ogles' 3322 Rosewood 

WEDNESDAY* SEPTEMBER 6 

9:00 A.M. Spice Group at 
Martha Parker son 1 s , 
3216 Crescent Ave. 

7:30 P.M. Higdon Group at 
Helen Williams 1 6710 S. 
Calhoun 

THURSDAY* SEPTEMBER 7 

7:30 P.M. 

7:30 P.M. 



Choir Rehersal 
Brummel Group at 
Rosemary Krull's 3466 S. 
Washington Rd. 

PANTRY NEEDS 
Canned fruits and vegtables 
Boy f s clothing, sizes, 4, 5, 



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SUMMER INTERN SHARES: 

I want to express my thanks 
to the people here at First Ch- 
ristian Church for a very re- 
warding summer. I have en- 
joyed the chance to gain a bet- 
ter understanding of the work 
and life of the church and the 
operation of the church. The 
members, 1 feel, have been 
very responsive to the intern 
program and have been a great 
help to me by just being pat- 
ient and willing to help. I 
am greatly indebted to Dr. 
Cline for his help, guidance, 
and understanding this summer. 
He really saw the mistakes I 
made and understood them, 
has given much of himself and 
his time to help me better un- 
derstand the ministry. 

The two weeks at camps and 
the time spend with the Vaca- 
tion Church School gave me a 
real opportunity to understand 
those younger than me. The 
weeks at camp were rewarding 
not only from working with 
those younger than me but also 
continued on page 4 



WG SEPTEMBER 3 
Elders 
8:00 A.M. Fred Smell and 
George Davis 

10:30 A-,M J3 _ Rolland Ripple 
and Ray Fredericks 
8:00 P-M. John Merrill 
Deacons 

R 8 Russell, R G 
A 6 Horn, So Cole 
P* Yentes, A, 
Mowrey, E e O'Laughlin, L 
Timbrook, M Finkhousen s L 
Johns, H, Banet, M Grouse 
Deaconesses 
Robert Hendricks and 
Ray Fredericks 
Ushers 
UM„ J e Weicker, D e 



8:00 A.M. 
Wort fey, L 
10:30 A M. 



Mrs. 
Mrs. 

8:00 



+ + 



Olson, S, Rayl 
10j30 A.M. A, Cook, M s 
Heller, D 8 Passwater, R e 
Chevalier, T e Knuckles, 
H 6 Stevenson 
+ + + + + + + + + + + + 
PERSONAL MENTION 
In Hospitals: 
Parkview: 306 Mr. Troy Yeoman 
540 Mrse Mary Dilts 
St. Joseph: 509 Mrs. Emma 

Schell 
SIMPATHY is extended to Mrs 8 
Raymond Sarrazin, a member, 
-in the death of her brother, 
Wallace McKay, who was a for- 
mer member here 
FUNERAL BY PASTOR: 

Mrs, Ella Maxwell, a mem- 
ber, on 8-27-72 . Sympathy is 
extended to the daughter and 
neice. 
WEDDING BY PASTOR: 

Kenneth Wayne demons and 
Marcia Anne Jessup on 8-27-72, 
They are residing at 4541 Lima 
Road, Fort Wayne, 46808 . 



RESPONSES TO THE INVITATION: 

RANDALL PAUL SKAGGS* Box 33, 
Fremont, Indiana, 46703, made 
his confession of faith and was 
baptized on Sunday. Randy has 
been attending for over a year 
with Julie Kreischer— they are 
planning a wedding here in Dec- 
ember o He is a drill press op- 
erator and mill worker for Mod- 
ernaire in Angola, We welcome 
Randy in this decision for 
Christ in life. 

DISTRICT ASSEMBLY 

Out of the 90 to 100 partici- 
pants at the District Assembly, 
27 were from our congregation. 
Participating were Ron, Judy, 
Scott, & Laura Aker; Ed and Deb- 
bie Allen; Ralph & Judy Church; 
Harold, Sally & Carol Cline; 
Lois & Barbara Finkhousen; Ther- 
esa Gardner; Nancy Hendricks; 
Scott Rayl; Jim, Deanna, Brenna, 
Lorinda, Bryan, Lanette, & Bryce 
Ruble; Vicki Rysman; Barbara Sh- 
ort; Nancy & Diane Wortley, 

We thank our people for the 
work in serving the Saturday 
night "Banquet" dinner, especi- 
ally to the womenfolk who work- 
ed so hard, Ken Clark of West 
Creighton was elected the new 
District President. Our pastor 
was elected for a three year 
term as a district representa- 
tive on the Indiana Committee on 
Budget and Promotional Relation- 
ships o 

AUGUST AVERAGES 
Church Worship 281 

Church School 83 

Budget Giving $1,548.46 
Centennial and 

Indiana Appeal 228 . 50 



REPORT OF CHURCH BOARD MEETING OF AUGUST 22, 1972 

Rufus Quinn was elected in a ballot election over Ed Allen, Sr. 
as an elder to fill the unexpired term of Al Schell, 

Elected to represent First Christian as voting delegates at the 
Indiana Assembly of the Christian Church in Indiana, October 13- 
15, in Indianapolis were: Debbie Alien, Judy Aker, Miriam Bixen- 
man, Ray Fredericks, and Hugh and Gwynth Rice, Already voting del- 
egates by virtue of being senior pastor and a member of the Recom- 
mendations Committee respectively are Harold Cline and Edna Vaught, 
Alternates for our church include Jack Weicker, Sally Cline, and Ben 
and Val Taylor, 

The Church School Staff for children and youth was formally el- 
ected by the Church Board for their variant terms of office. The 
date indicates the year of the term f s ending: 
Nursery, 2*s and 3 f s- Cheri Barnes, 73; Andrea Benny, 75 ■ 
Kindergarten- Nlla Schilling, 73; Judy Aker, 73; Sharon Fredericks, 

74; Mary Jenkins, 75 
First Grade- Jeanne Gerow, 74; Helen Williams, 75 
Second Grade-Donna Johnson, 74; Helen Clymore, 75 
Third & Fourth Grade- Walter and Deloris Keebortz, 73 
Fifth & Sixth Grade-Peggy Buskirk, 73; Edna Nordblom, 74; Judy 

Church, 75 
Seventh & Eighth Grade- Jim Ruble, 74; Merle Rice, 74 
Ninth & Tenth Grade- Tom Frappier, 73; Ray Frederick 73 

Herb Banet presented a first and very complete report of the 
Memorial Funds according to the policies and program established 
by the congregation in the spring. The assets were divided into 
the funds as follows: 
CHURCH VOCATION MEMORIAL TRUST FUND 

Principal Portion-kept intact on investment $29,429,92 
Income Portion-used for scholarships & interns 6,843.89 
ENDOWMENT MEMORIAL TRUST FUND 

Principal Portion-invested permanently $ 6,703,24 
Income Portion-used for program support 371.46 

BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT FUND 

Principal *md Income to be used for major pro- 
grams approved by Board and Congregation 7,074c 72 
CAPITAL WORLD OUTREACH FUND 

Principal and Income to be used annually for 
designated Capital Outreach need 118. 00 

TOTAL IN FUNDS AS ESTABLISHED BY PROGRAM $50,541,23 

(continued on page 4) 



CHURCH BOARD MEETING REPORT continued 

The July treasurer's report indicated budget giving $2, 652 . 85 be- 
low askings, however, spending exceeded actual income by only $150 22 
The low giving eliminated all outreach support for the month. 

Upon recommendation of the World Outreach Committee, the Board ap- 
proved the sponsoring of a bus trip, October 21-22 to Hazel Green 
Cane Ridge, Translyvania College, and Lexington Theological Seminary ' 
Also calendared was a Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner for Sunday, Novem- 
ber 19, with a special focus on India, 

Forty-one members of the Board were present. 



INTERN SHARES continued 
those older, I was able to 
work with and bump heads with 
other ministers and youth work- 
ers in our state. The exper- 
ience enabled me to pick up 
some new ideas to talk with 
people with several different 
viewpoints . 

Dr. Cline was a most valua- 
ble help teaching me how to 
understand people in the hospi- 
tals and those that are not 
able to be up and about as much 
as they would like. I need to 
thank those of you that were in 

the hospitals this summer I 

felt very comfortable visiting 
you and I was happy to see you 
go home and show up in church. 
By simply sharing with those 
that I called on I was able to 
learn a great deal about you 
and about myself. 

I have been grateful for the 
short summer and this church to 
work in. Each person has been 
a help in one way or another. 
I have enjoyed the work and I 
look forward to working with 
you again. 

Edwin R. Allen, Jr. 



FALL FAMILY CAMP OUT " 

The last Family Camp this year 
will be held on the weekend of Sept- 
ember 15, 16, and 17. This will be 
designed for relationship and mean- 
ing together through the experience 
at our Barbee Christian Camp near 
North Webster. Since regular ca- 
bins are available, even persons 
not having equipment will be able 
to attend. All persons planning to 
participate are asked to meet at 
the Church Parlor on Sunday, Sept- 
ember 10th after Worship, 

CHANCEL CHOIR CALL 

All singers of senior high school, 
college, or adults are invited to re- 
hersal at 7:30 P.M. promptly on Thur- 
sday, September 7, to begin the new 
choir season. The Chancel Choir will 
be singing in worship on the 10th so 
all new and old choir members are ur- 
ged to be present for the first reh- 
ersal. 

MEN'S RETREAT AT BARBEE 

All men are invited to the Fall 
Retreat at Barbee, September 8 & 9. 
"Man What a World" is the theme for 
the program which runs from 7:00 P.M. 
Friday through 8:30 P.M. Saturday, 
Total cost is $12.00. Contact the 
office or Dr s Cline to register. 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 


SUNDAY^ SEPTEk 


8:00 A.M. 


Meditative Worship 


9:15 A»M 9 


Church School 


10:30 A,M Q 


Divine Worship 


3:30 P.M. 


Progressive Class Picnic 




Lion's Park 


8:00 P 9 M S 


Celebration Worship 


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 



4- e 



10:00 A.M. Meeting of persons for 
daytime study groups 

7:30 P e M 6 Meeting of persons for 
evening study groups 
Fellowship Guild at 
Amelia Dare's 4527 
Lafayette Esplanade 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 



7:30 P M ( 



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1:00 P.M. 



7:00 
8:00 
8:00 



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P.M. 



CHURCH LOYAITY MONTH 

September 1972 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 OPENS FALL PRO- 
GRAM 

—Church Loyalty Month calls all mem- 
bers back into regular Sunda par- 
ticipation from summer, 
—New Church School Semester calls 
all ages to class groupings, 
Geraldine Hendrickson 1 s —Teacher Recognition and Dedication 



Gamboe Group at Laura 
Mark's 4705 Lafayette 
Esplanade 
Elder's Meeting 
Board Meeting 
Montgomery Group at 



WEDNESDAY, 



927 E, Columbia 

SEPTEMBER 13 



7:30 P.M. Nelson Group at Del- 
oris Overmyer's 5443 
Winchester Road 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 
7:30 P«M e Chancel Choir 

PANTRY NEEDS 
Canned soup, canned meat, can- 



anc * Bible Presentations will be a 
part of our worship at 10:30 A.M. 

— Chancel Choir leads out in singing 
at the Divine Worship ■ 

SEPTEMBER 10-COME TO STUDY AND WORSHIP 
Come to share experiences to renew, 
to enable, to extend, and to cele- 
brate relationships with God, oth- 
ers, and self 



led spaghetti 



Walter Keebortz 

10:30 A.M. Earl Plummer and 



SERVING SEPTEMBER 10 
Elders 
8:00 A.M. Cecil Rice and 



David Griggs 

8: 00 P,M a Harold Crowder 

Deacons 
8:00 A.M. D* Andrews, M. 
Grimm, R. Hendricks, R* Petty 
10:30 A.M. De Pomeroy, J 6 
Hechler, R s Ogles, T e Frappier, 
. McDougle, E. Allen, W 9 Bowen, 
e H. Cole 

Deaconesses 
rs* Robert Hendricks and Mrs 6 
Ray Fredericks 

Ushers 
:Q0 AsMU T e Banet, R 9 Flick- 



inger, J. Kirsch 
10:30 A.M 6 M« Heller, A 
Smith, 



Cook, 
Hendrick- 



M* Olson, D. Smith, C 

son, R 9 Clifton, R. Chevalier, 

R. White 



PERSONAL MENTION 
In Hospitals : 
Lutheran : 329 Mrs. Lillian 

Breeden, 623 Mrs. Ona Henry 
St . Joseph : 509 Mrs. Emma Schell 
Parkview : 540 Mrs. Mary Dilts 
SYMPATHY is extended to Mrs. 
Frances Eckert and family in 
the death of her father, Joe 
Crouder, last week in Silver 
Lake, 

THANKS to Judy Church, Sharon 
Fredericks, Jeanne Gerow, Mar- 
garet Love, Pauline Synder, and 
Betty and Curt White for help 
in assembling and preparing our 
DIRECTORY of membership for 
mailing* If you have not re- 
ceived one or if you find in- 
correct information, contact 
the church office* 



PROGRESSIVE CLASS PICNIC: 

The Progressive Class will 
hold its annual picnic at Lion 
Park on East Vance this Sunday 
with games and visiting begin- 
ning at 3:30 to 4:00, The din- 
ner will be at 6:00 P C M 

CLASS 58 PICNIC 

Plans are underway for a pic- 
nic of the 58 Class on Sunday, 
September 24. 

CHURCH BOARD MEETING ON THE 12th 
Our full Church Board meeting 
for this month will be held at 
8:00 PoM e on the 12tru The eld- 
ers will meet promptly for study 
and business at 7:00 P M. 

CHANCEL CHOIR CALL 

Our Chancel choir is anxious 
for all former singers and all 
new potential singers to join in 
regular rehersal at 7:30 P C M. 
each Thursday and for singing in 
the Divine Worship at 10:30 A M. 
each Sunday, The choir warms up 
at 10:15 in the Choir Roonu 

FAMILY CAMP OUT 

The last Family Camp this year 
will be held on the weekend of 
September 15, 16, and 17. This 
will be designed for relation- 
ship and meaning together throu- 
gh the experience of our Barbee 
Christian Camp, Cabins are av- 
ailable for those not having eq- 
uipment, A meeting for those 
attending will be Sunday, Sept- 
ember 10 in the Parlor following 
the 10:30 Worship hour s 






NEW CHURCH SCHOOL YEAR OPENS 

Learning within Christian community is an opportunity afforded for 

every age and every person in our classes which open a new unit 

next Sunday at 9:15 A.M. 

REGULAR ADULT CHURCH SCHOOL CLASSES: 

College and Career Class makes a new beginning in the East Parlor 

OsMsSo Class opens its study of Our Many Selves in NW Fellowship Kail 

Class 58 regroups after a semester in East Fellowship Hall 

Come Double Class continues in SW Fellowship Hall 

Beran Class regroups and does Bible Study in center Fellowship Hall 

Progressive Class continues in the Chapel 

Friendly Class of women continues in Church Parlor 

ELECTIVE ADULT CHURCH SCHOOL CLASSES 

Discipleship Class taught by Dr. Cline opens its eight week study 
in the room just north of Fellowship Hall® Call for enrollment 
since size is limited. 

Ser ious Bible Study taught by Mrs, Miriam Bixenman in the Educa- 
tion office will be available for 12 registrants . Call in for en- 
rollment immediately. 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CLASSES: 

This Sunday will be promotion day for all graded children and youth 
classes. Children and Youth should be present in past classes prom- 
ptly at 9:15 for promotion into new class groups . 
Crib Room for Infants on First Floor 
Nursery Class for 2 f s and 3's on First Floor 
Kindergarten Class for 4 f s and 5's on Ground Floor 

First Grade Class for those entering Elementary School on Ground Floor 
Second Grade Class for second graders on Ground Floor 
Third _& Fourth Grade Class for children in these grades on Ground 

Floor " 
Fifth £ Sixth Grade Class for children in these grades on Second Floor 
Youth I for seventh and eighth graders on Second Floor 
Youth II for ninth and tenth graders on Second Floor 
Youth III for eleventh and twelfth graders on Second Floor 

STUDY GROUP FORMATION 

Participants for daytime or evening Study Groups should meet at 
either 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 11, in the Parlor or 7:30 P.M. 
Monday, September 11, in the Parlor. If it is impossible to attend 
these organizational meetings contact Mrs. Bixenman immediately. 




GREETINGS IN JESUS CHRIST: 
Will each one of you receive this note as a per- 
sonal letter from me into your home? I write 
out of a concern that our church come fully a- 
wake in this particular week in its experiences 
education and worship 8 I look forward to this fall and to a rea- 
lization that great days are upon us— but bniy on the condition that 
we join together with one another and God* But "great days" are not 
as important as the need of our lives to find what God has in store 
for us for the living of these days as his people* 

Wil1 22H. 3 Qln us in worship this Sunday ? I want to share some honest 
concerns in my sermon in the morning worships— "A DISCIPLE IS A LEAR- 
NER". I invite you to read as background, Ephesians 4:11-16, Colos- 
sians 2:1-23; and II Timothy 2:8-19* The sermon will have some basic 
differences in the two hours since the 8:00 A.M. Worship precedes the 
opening of our new Church School semester and the 10:30 A e M Worship 
includes our Teacher Recognition and Dedication Service as well as 
presentations of Bibles to children moving from the second to third 
grade. The Celebration Worship at 8:00 P.M. will include a dialogue 
upon the program of Christian Education in the church today. 

JSiii I£H. 2£1R HI IE Church School this Sunday ? Our classes have been 
announced with some detail two weeks ago and in bulletin inserts . 
They are outlined again on page three. If you have questions about 
class groupings call Dr. Cline or Mrs. Bixenman, We have classes 
for different ages and variant elective opportunities for adults in 
addition to basic groupings. We are concerned that each person keep 
applying the Bible for each stage of life with the particular needs 
and problems which are real and vital within our Christian expres- 
sion. 

Will < you involve yourself in special ways ? An open invitation is out 

for participants in small face-to-face study groups by coming at one 

of two times next Monday— 10:00 or 7:30— or by talking with Mrs. Bix- 
enman. 

All are invited to share in our Family Camp Out next weekend. Sept- 
ember 15-17 at Camp Barbee. Interested persons are to meet in the 
parlor at 11:30 A.M. next Sunday, 

Our fully graded Sunday evening program including choirs for the 
children and youth, youth fellowship groups, Bible Study for adults, 
and child care and story hour for younger children opens at 5:30 P.M. 
on September 24. 

Our Chancel Choir is eagerly awaiting additional singers so that 
we can fill both sides of our Chancel in music of praise and worship 
each Sunday, 



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FRIDAY-SUN DAY f SEPTEMBER 15-17 
CHURCH FAMILY CAMP OUT— BARBEE 



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 
8 : 00 A e M s Meditative Worship 
9:15 A 9 M e Church School 
10:30 A.M, Divine Worship 
8:00 P M G Celebration Worship 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 

7:30 PoM Membership Committee 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 

1:30 PoM 6 CWF General Meeting 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 



7:30 P 6 M. Chancel Choir Rehersal 
7:30 P,M 8 Aboite Christian Church 

Discipleship Study Series 



PANTRY NEEDS 



Canned Fruits 
Canned Vegtables 



CHURCH LOYALTY MONTH 

—Make a new start if you have 
wandered from regular parti- 
cipation, 

the fall increase 
summer vacation 



opportunities 

9 row tn and mi 



af. 



—Join in 
following 
time 
—-Engage in 
forded for 
ing, 
—-Stand up and be counted that 

you are on the Lord's team. 
SERMONS FOR CHURCH LOYALTY MONTH 
9-17 "THE EXPRESSION OF CHRIST- 
IAN COMMITMENT" Acts 2:36- 
42; 8:26-39; 9:1-19. 
9-24 "THE INTEGRITY OF CHRISTIAN 
COMMITMENT", Acts 4:1-31; 
I Corinthians 12:12-27; 15:58 

10-1 WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY 
7r THE~RENEWAL OF CHRISTIAN 
COMMITMENT", Acts 20:7; I 
Corinthians 11 :23-32; Heb- 
rews 10:19-25, 
We opened Church Loyalty Month on 
the 10th with upwards of 400 in 
Worship and upwards to 200 in Ch- 
urch School. Join in with others 
this Sunday! 



SERVING SEPTEMBER 17 
Elders 
:00 A.M. John Merrill and 



lerle Rice 
10:30 A.M. 



Quinn 
8:00 P..M 



Hugh Rice and Rufus 



8:00 A.M. 



Ray Fredericks 
Deacons 

R. Gerowg W. Gumpp, 
ck, A.E Huddleston 

R* Johnson , W. Koeh- 
Moore, T. Ogles, R. 
Russell, R s Wortley, L.A. Horn, 
S. Cole 

Deacones ses^ 
Mrs. Robert Hendricks and Mrs* 
Ray Fredericks 

Ushers 

^l^AilL T * Banet, R ft Flick- 
inger, J e Kirsch 
10-30. A.M. M 9 Heller, A* Cook, 
M. Olson, D Smith, C. Hendrick- 
son, R. Clifton, R s Chevalier, 
R. White 



PERSONAL MENTION 
In Hospitals_ 
Parkview: 540 Mrs. Mary Dilts 
St. Joseph: 509 Mrs. Emma Schell 
Veterns: (admitted 9-11-72) Don 
Parlette 

THANK YOU 

"Thanks to all for your prayers > 
thoughts, cards and calls. With 
out all of you we couldn't have 
made it. God does indeed hear 
us. Thank you all." 

Sincerely 9 

Troy and Evelyn Yeoman 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CLASS 

Bill Franklin is the new tea- 
cher-leader of the College and 
Career Class and will begin next 
Sunday. George Bruckman is the 
assistant. 



CORRECTION TO DIRECTORY: 

The following names are addi- 
tions to the Church Directory 
which failed to be included in the 
original copy: 
P. 2-Add William Bolton 

1610 W. Wayne 03 
P. 23~Add Mrs. Auston Nomina 

1010 Curdes Ave 05 
P. 40- Add David Banet 

1923 A. Eastway Dr. 
Dutch Village Apt. 
Charlotte, N,C a , 28028 
P® 43-Add Delbert Deckard, Jr. 
U,S 9 33N 

Churubusco, Ind. f 46773 
P. 45-Add David Hall 

9880 W* 10th St., Lot 39 
Indianapolis, Ind., 46234 
Remove David from P 4 13 
The office stands ready to receive 
corrections of address at any time. 
We believe that we finally have 
all of our members on the weekly 
mailing list of THE TIDINGS. We 
ask constant help in keeping a- 
brest of our people in terms of 
needs and addresses. We request 
also service and college addresses 
for our young adults. 



BUDGET NEEDS AND GIVING— TEN WEEKS 
Budget Needs $18,192.30 
Actual Giving 14,37 8.67 
SHORTAGE IN GIVING $ 3 r 813767" 
This includes the low weeks of July 
and August. Those who have not 
given in this new church year need 
to catch up so that all have shared 
in church needs by October 1. Mail 
or bring offerings now. 



CHURCH WORLD SERVICE 



CLOTHING DRIVE ■ 
Deadl i ne--~September 



17 



ABOITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 
Paul Dunham, of our congregation 
will be preaching regularly at 
10:30 A.M. out at the Aboite Church 
through the end of the year* He is 
responsible to a committee headed 
by Dr, Cline representative of our 
church and the Aboite Church* Our 
staff is available for pastoral 
and leadership help to the Aboite 
Church, Paul has some educational 
preparation for the ministry and is 
employed locally. 

Tonight, Thursday the 14th, Dr, 
Cline is beginning an eight week 
series of Discipleship Study in 
homes of the Aboite people and 
other families in the area* These 
are open to any and ail who are in- 
terested from the general area of 
Aboite. 

We are concerned that The Aboite 
Christian Church find a meaningful 
and growing experience of faith and 
love in Christ* 

FAMILY CAMP OUT-BARBEE CHRISTIAN 
CAMP 

The welcome mat is still out for 
participants this weekend, the 15th 
to 17th, at Barbee. Contact Mrs* 
Bixenman immediately if you are go- 
ing. 

The cost for a trailer or tent 
per night including electricity is 
$2.50. For those using the cabins 
for sleeping the cost is $1.25 per 
person per night. Each is to take 
prepared food for the Friday even- 
ing meal. The other meals will be 
shared in pot luck fashion* 

Various activities will be plan- 
ned for the weekend for young and 
old sharing in this experience. Mrs 
Bixenman will be sharing in the tot* 
al experience and Dr. Cline through 
Saturday evening. 



CHURCH LOYALTY 
MONTH 




1971-1975 

QUADRENNIUM 



— evangelism 
and renewal 

— reconciliation 
in urban crisi 



-worid order, 
justice, peace 

-leadership 

-ecumenical 
involvement 



LAY WITNESS MISSION 

We are asking all our people to 
calendar Friday night, December 1, 
Saturday morning, noon, and even- 
ing, December 2, and Sunday morn- 
ing and evening December 3, This 
weekend will be something of a 
weekend renewal encounter for our 
people. We have invited guests 
who will come at their own expense 
and time from several states and 
several denominations * These per- 
sons will share their sense of 
life in Christ and will be open to 
us in small group experiences. 
Much emphasis will be given to 
prayer and what God wants and can 
do through us by His spirit. We 
believe that it will be an unfor- 
gettable experience in the life of 
our congregation and so we are an- 
xious that all will avail themsel- 
ves of this rare opportunity. Our 
preparation committee chairmen 
will be meeting at 7:30 P.M. on 
September 25th. 




izThi 



for • inspiration 

* fellowship 

* education 

* mission 



CELEBRATE THE GOSPEL: PRAY-- 
PRAISE — PROCLAIM 

133rd ASSEMBLY OF THE 
CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN INDIANA 

TO BE HELD IN THE BRAND NEW 
INDIANAPOLIS CIVIC CENTER IN 
DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA 
OCTOBER 13, 14, 15 



NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE ASSEMBLY OF THE 
CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN INDIANA. BE A PART OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE 
GATHERING OF THE MEMBERS OF CHRISTIAN CHURCH FROM ALL OVER THE STATE,, 
HEAR SUCH OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS AS- 

OUR DELEGATES HAVE REGISTERED AND ARE MAKING THEIR PLANS TO REPRESENT 
US AT THE ASSEMBLY,, HOWEVER ANY MEMBER OF THE CHURCH MAY REGISTER AND 
AHIND ALL SESSIONS . CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE NOW FOR REGISTRATION AND 
HOUSING INFORMATION. REGISTRATION FEE FOR A NON-VOTING DELEGATE IF 
PAID BEFORE OCTOBER 15 IS $2.50. ACT NOW. 



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Volume XXX September 20, 1972 No. 51 

CHURCH CALENDAR 

SUNDAY* SEPTEMBER 24 

8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
Church School 
Divine Worship 
Christian Action Committee 
Class "58" Picnic 
Celebration Worship 



9:15 A*M e 
10:30 A*M 6 
11:30 A.M. 
4:00 P e M 
8:00 P.Mo 



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7:30 



P.M. Pantry Committee 
P.M. Lay Witness Mission 
Committee Chairmen 




TUESDAY* SEPTEMBER 26 

7:30 P.M. Planning Committee 



THURSDAY* SEPTEMBER 28 

7:30 PoM. Chancel Choir Rehersal 

7:30 P*M. Discipleship Series, 

Aboite Christian Church 



PANTRY NEEDS 
Powdered Milk 
Canned Stew 
Boy's clothing, sizes 4, 5 



& 6 



THIS 
WEEK 



Join in one of our three worship 
hours this Sunday. Every Christ- 
ian has an appointment with Jesus 
at the Lord's Table weekly. In- 
clude at lease one of our three 
worships in the Sunday schedule, 
8:00 A.M. Meditative Worship 
9:15 A.M. Church School 
10:30 A. Mo Divine Worship 
SERMON "The Integrity of Christ- 
ian Commitment" Acts 4:1-31; 
I Corinthians 12:12-27; 15:58 
8:00 P. Mo Celebration Worship 
"Disciplines for Growth As A 
Christian" 



8:00 



SERVING SEPTEMBER 24 

Elders 
A.M. Ralph Church and 



Eugene Klepfer 

10:30 A»M» Bert Leversee 



and 



Andrew Cook 

8:00 P.M. Fred Smell 

Deacons 
.8:00 AeM^ P. Yentes, A„ Mow- 
ery. So O'Laughlin, L e Timbrook 
10:30 A.Mo M. Finkhousen, L, 
Johns, H 9 Banet, M e Grouse, D. 
Andrews, M Grimm, R s Hendricks, 
Ro Petty 

Deaconesses 
Judy Aker and Doris Sauerwein 

Ushers 
8:00 



R. Flick- 



A._M»_ T e Banet, 
inger, J. Kirsch 
10:30 A.M. M s Heller, A 9 Cook, 
M e Olson, D e Smith, C c Hendriek- 
son, R. Clifton, R, Chevalier, 
IR. White 



PERSONAL MENTION 
In Hospitals: 

Lutheran: 

584 Mr e Henry Flowers 
591 Mr 9 Mike Driver 

St, Joseph: 509 Mrs, Emma Schell 

SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED, . 

To Arthur Mowery in the death 
of his half brother, Charles, 
this past weekend 9 

To Mrs, Elizabeth Moody in 
the death of her mother, Mrs c Ber- 
tha Warren, on September 8, 1972. 

THANK YOU 

I wish to thank you all for 
your cards, calls, and most of 
all the encouraging messages and 
prayers during my recent illness. 
Robert and Esther Clipp 



LAY WITNESS MISSION CHAIRMEN 

All of our Chairmen and Co-Chair- 
men for our Lay Witness Mission, 
December 1-3, are asked to be pre- 
sent at 7:30 next Monday the 25th. 
This is an important meeting in dev- 
eloping the program preparations. 

General Co-Chairmen : James Ruble 
and Margaret Love, Transportation : 
Floyd and Jennie Morrical, Attend- 
ance: George and Virginia Bruckman, 
Publicity : Bob Urich and John Thom- 
pson, Follow-Up : Ron Aker, Youth : 
Sally Cline, Housing : Ruth Ogles 
and Sue Allen, Food : Nancy Wortley 
and Barbara Schrock, Coffees : Sara 
Davis and Judy Church, Correspon- 
dence : Andy Benney, Literature : 
Kathlyn Banet, Child Care : Jeanne 
Gerow and Rosemary Krull, Visita- 
tion : Hugh Rice and Earl Plummer, 
Fred 



Welcome 



and Rychie Smell and 



Homer and Hortense Stevenson, Prayer 
Ralph Church and Ray Fredericks 

CLASS "58" FAMILY PICNIC 

All couples totaling between 70 
and 86 in combined ages or singles 
within the 35-45 age bracket are in- 
vited to join in at McMillen Park 
this Sunday at 4:00 P.M C For furth- 
er information about meal, call Geo- 
rge Davis, 446-7321, or Deanna Ruble 
747-3563 

BARTON JOHNSONS' HOSPITALIZED 

Word has been received that Bar- 
ton Johnson is a patient in St e El- 
izabeth's Hospital and Vivian John- 
son is a patient in Booth Memorial 
Hospital, both in Covington, Kent- 
ucky e 

A NOTE TO MEMBERS: Please note on 
your offering envelope or check the 
amount intended for APPEAL. Thank 
you. Edna Vaught 



CYF TO ATTEND STATE MEETING 

The fall activities for our 
CYF will begin in a big way the 
weekend of September 30-0ctober 

1. We will meet on the parking 
lot of First Christian Church 
promptly at 7 iQQ A.M. on Satur- 
day morning $ September 30 , to 
go to the Zionsville Christian 
Church in Indianapolis, where 
a state youth rally is being 
held e This will be an all day 
meeting beginning with regis- 
tration from 9:00-10:00 A.M. 
and ending at 4:00 PoM 6 Regis- 
tration fee is $1«00, but we 
must have advance registrations 
by next Sunday, September 24, 

Then on Sunday, October 1, 
beginning at the 9:00 A,M, Ch- 
urch School hour, instead of 
the regular Church School class, 
we will have a 12 hour CYF En- 
counter, with Miss Marge Green 
as our leader . Total time for 
this experience will be the 12 
hour period from 9:00 A.M.- 
9:00 P e M e including the Cele- 
bration Worship that evening. 
Youth are asked to bring 75c 
to pay for their noon meal and 
a sack supper for the evening 
meal 9 



SCENIC AND LEARNING TRAVEL TOUR 

Reservations are now in order for 
this event on October 21 and 22. 
Our church is sponsoring a travel 
tour in the height of fall colors to 
Kentucky , Special emphasis will be 
given to Hazel Green Academy — one of 
our Disciple Homeland Missions works; 
Transylvania College and Lexington Th- 
eological Seminary of our Churches; 
and Cane Ridge Historical site of 
the early movement of our church un- 
der Barton Stone . The bus will 
leave at 7:00 A.M on Saturday and 
return early Sunday evening. 

40 reservations are needed. It 
is a bus with a rest room. The tr- 
ansportation cost is $13o57 per per- 
son. The Saturday night lodging 
will be $6.00 per person in a double 
room or $5,00 per person in a dorm- 
itory room for four. Meal cost will 
be the responsibility of each par- 
ticipant, 

Here is an opportunity for travel- 
learning of church institutions, en- 
joyable fellowship with fellow Chris- 
tians . The office will receive re- 
servations and a deposit of $10, per 
perspm pr $15, per couple is request- 
ed • 



JUST TEN DAYS OFF-— —NEW SCHEDULE— -—PLAN NOW FOR OCTOBER 1 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1— WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY 

Meditative Worship (Child care through Grade 1) 
Church School with classes for all ages. 
Divine Worship (Child care through Grade 4) 
Beginning of Fall Fellowship Groups for 
Children, Youth, and Adults, and Child Care 
Celebration Worship (Child Care for Pre-School) 



8:30 


A.M. 


9:45 


A.M. 


11:00 


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5:30 


P.M. 



7:00 P e M e 



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GREETINGS IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST! 

How rich life becomes when we sense the presence of 
Christ among us in our relationships! How drab and 
hurting life becomes when we are isolated from each 
other and Christ is not sensed! Both the ecstasy of 
presence and relationship and the anguish of absence 
and deadness haunted me yesterday. 



I trust that each member of First Christian Church will take 
time to read this note* I believe and am trying to lead this congrega- 
tion to sense the depth of responsibility and obligation for each mem- 
ber, Yet the other side of the coin is true also, every member of Chr- 
ist s body has responsibility and obligation both to Him and his peo- 
ple. 

My concern during this Church Loyalty Month is not merely to 
call you to church. It is the deeper concern to call your life back 
to God and responsible relationship with Him and His kingdom work e 
May we plan and be sure to incorporate an experience of worship with- 
in our day this coming Sunday. Come to give yourself in prayer and 
concern for God and others. Come to sense the pulse beat of Christ 
that it may become the pulse beat of your being. Let us build toge- 
ther an enthusiasm and expectance of shared life in worship, study 
stewardship, fellowship, and service, 

I exhort you in the name of Christ— M Let us hold fast the con- 
fession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faith- 
ful; and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good 
works, not neglicting to meet together as is the habit of some, but en- 
couraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawine 
near." (Hebrews 10:23-25) 

See you Sunday! 



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Volume XXX September 27, 1972 No. 52 
CHURCH CALENDAR 

SATURDAY* SEPTEMBER 30 

7:00 A.M CYF leaves for State 

Youth Rally in Zionsville 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 

Meditative Worship 
CYF Retreat Begins 
Church School 
Divine Worship 
Fellowship Groups 

for Children, Youth, and Adults 

7:00 P.M. Celebration Worship 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 

10:00 A.M. Morning Study Group 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 

9:00 A.M. Kepple Group, Virginia 

Bruckman f s, 3729 South Drive 

7:00 P.M. Elder's Meeting 

8:00 P.M. Board Meeting 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 

9:00 A.M. Spice Group, Almeda 

Rice's, 3402 River Forest Dr. 

7:45 P.M. Higdon Group, Ruby 

Mowery's, 6926 Premiere 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 

7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehersal 

7:30 P.M. Brummel Group, Lucy 

Young's, 4746 Stratford Rd. 

7:30 P.M. Discipleship Series, 

Aboite Christian Church 

PANTRY NEEDS : CANNED STEW AND 

OTHER CANNED MAIN DISHES, 



tte 
Same 

alt 



WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY-OCTOBER 1 

Our new winter time schedule 
begins on WORLD WIDE COMMUNION 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1: 

8:30 A.M. Meditative Worship 

9:45 A.M. Church School 
11:00 A.M. Divine Worship 

Morning Sermon: "The Renewal 

of Christian Commitment" Acts 

20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-32; 

Hebrews 10:19-25, 

5:30 P.M. Evening Fellowship 
Groups 

7:00 P. Mo Celebration Worship 

NOTE THESE TIME CHANGES! 



SERVING OCTOBER 1 
Elders 
8:30 A.M., Glenn Miller and 



Cecil Rice, 

11:00 A.M. William Schilling 

and Harold Crowd er 

7:00 _A.M. David Griggs 

Deacons 
8:30 A.M. D e Pomeroy, J a 
Herchler, R, Ogles, T* Frappier 
11:00 A.M. Oo MeDougle, E* 



Allen, W. Bowen, R.H. Cole, 

R. Gerow, W. Gumpp, C, Hetrick, 

A 9 E e Huddleston 

ary Love and Doris Sauerwein 
Ushers 
8 



M 



30 



inger, J. 
11:00 ATM* 



A.M. T e Banet, R. 
Kirsch 

M. Heller, A, 



Flick- 



Cook, 

IM. Olson, D e Smith, C 9 Hendrick- 
son, R e Clifton, R. Chevalier, 
R. White 

^PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 

Parkview 108S Mrs e Vada Tatman 
350 Mr, Lawrence Horn 
Covington, Kentucky 
Booth Memorial- Mrs. Vivian John- 
son 
St , Elizabeth * s-Rev, Barton John- 
son 
A BIRTH: To Mr. and Mrs. Miles 
Zimmerman, a daughter, Kerry 
Marie, on 9-19-72, 

FUNERAL OF MEMBER BY PASTOR: 
Mrs. Ruby Hilker on 9-21-72 



SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED: To 
Vincent Wells and family in the 
death of his father in White Cloud, 
Michigan, on Sunday. 



SEVEN RESPOND TO THE INVITATION: 

£*• MR Ml* gggS A RICHARDSON 
and son, FRED 3 JR. 3 4813 Devonshire, 
identified with us in transfer of 
membership from the First Christian 
Church in Lafayette. Fred is in- 
structor of electronic equipment, 
employed by General Telephone Co* 
Renee* is in the home with Fred, Jr e 
who is in the 7th grade, Becky in 
the 6th grade, Richey in the 3rd 
grade, and Rachel who is age 2 e 
Their zip is 06 and their phone is 
447-1929, 

4E- MR MR& JAMFS ± HEINEY, a-d 
sons, JEFF and GREG 3 5712 NortH- 
ridge, identified through a transfer 
of membership from Franklin Memorial 
Church in Franklin, Indiana, James 
is an area supervisor for National 
Life Insurance Co* on West State, 
Mary Anne is in the home with Jeff 
in the 8th grade, Greg in the 5th 
grade, Karen in the 1st grade, and 
Sara who is age 4 9 Their zip is 04 
and their phone is 432-5967 ■ 

We welcome these families into 
the life and fellowship of our con- 
gregation. We are expecting others 
to be taking a similiar step in the 
weeks ahead . If any have questions 
about surrender of life to Christ or 
a transfer of membership, please 
contact Dr. Cline. 



COMMUNE WITH CHRIST ON SUNDAY 
8:30 A.M. - Meditative Worship 
11:00 A.M - Divine Worship 
7:00 P.M. - Celebration Worship 
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY 

OCTOBER 1 



SUNDAY EVENING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM BEGINS ON OCTOBER 1 

This weekly program from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M e has been arranged so families 
may come and go in only one trip Celebration Worship will follow each 
week at 7:00 P 9 M. Child Care is being provided with the hiring of Mr* 
Wayne Unaches from Fort Wayne Bible College for preschool children each 

week from 5:15 to 8:15 P.M. 

COLLEGE YOUTH AND ADULTS 

"Understanding the New Testament" - Dr. Cline, Leader 

Presentation on Biblical context and meaning 

Group interaction for clarification and application today, 

CHRISTIAN YOUTH FELLOWSHIP * 10th, 11th, & 12th graders 

Kick Off Retreat this Sunday from 8:30 A.M* to 8:00 P.M* 
Miss Marge Green , who has served as Minister of Education at 
Centenary Christian Church in Indianapolis and Associate Minister 
of Area Youth Ministry also of Indianapolis , will lead this re- 
treat designed to build a feeling , caring^ concerned group , 
Mr 9 and Mrs Walter Keebortz are sponsors of CYF 

CHI RHQ FELLOWSHIP - 7th s 8th, & 9th graders 

A Fellowship-Study group, Participants have opportunity to 
relate in depth to their peers and to Christian adults -. This 
Sunday meeting, from 5:30-6:30 P e M, will be a time of getting 
acquainted and planning for the coming months. Youth choir is 
from 6:30-7:00 P.M 8 Sponsors — Tom Leeks ? and Ben Taylors' 

JUNIOR DISCIPLES - 4th, 5th, & 6th graders 

Boys and girls in these grades are especially urged to join the 
group this Sunday, October 1, from 6:00-7:00 P*M 6 for a time of 
fellowship and getting acquainted. Junior Choir will meet the 
half hour immediately preceeding from 5:30-6:00 P«M. The spon- 
sors are Barbara Schrock and Bob and Donna Johnson. 

CHILDREN 1 S STORY HOUR - 1st, 2nd, 6c 3rd graders 

The story hour for children of these grades will use both Bible 
and contemporary stories, combined with creative activities, brief 
worship, and recreation* This group will meet the full hour and 
one half period from 5:30-7:00 P.M Peggy Buskirk will be the 
leader of this group during October. 




FROM THE PASTOR: 

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! I 
look forward with anticipation to WORLD 
WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY this coming Sunday. 
Since it is World Communion Sunday, I 
underline the concern that every reader 
share in one of our three worships this 
Sunday if possible. If any are hospital- 
ized or homebound and desire communion, 
please call the church office. May we 
sense a making new of our covenantal relationship with Christ as 
Lord of life. 

Our winter time schedule also begins this Sunday* We are mov- 
ing our entire Sunday morning schedule back one-half hour so that 
our Meditative Worship will not begin in the dark in the heart of 
winter. Our evening program also begins this Sunday, Note these 
times carefully: 

Meditative Worship - 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. 
Church School - 9:45 to 10:45 A.M. 
Divine Worship - 11:00 to 12:00 Noon 
Evening Fellowship Study Groups - 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. 
Celebration Worship - 7:00 P.M. 

Also our full program for children during worship moves into 
swing. During our Divine Worship at 11:00 A.M., children from age 4 
or 5 by October 1 plus children of grades one through four are asked 
to begin worship with parents. These children will move out as a 
group with leaders for singing, further focus on the sermonette, and 
activities for the rest of worship, immediately after the Children's 
Sermonette. Nursery children are in their rooms the full hour. For 
both Meditative Worship and Celebration Worship, child care is pro- 
vided for all pre-schoolers. 

I anticipate joining with you at the Master's Table this Sun- 

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 
SUNDAY EVENING CELEBRATION WORSHIP 

Our Celebration Worship this Sunday evening, October 1, will be 
led by those now in our 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. They will be us- 
ing slides made during the summer on an Adventure Day as they share 
an original litany, written by Cory and Danny Church* Carole Cline, 
Barbara Fznkhousen, Stephanie Mollenhour, Steve Grimm, Fred and Becky 
Richardson, These will be joined by other members of the class in 
presenting their slides, the litany, a modern day creation story and 
a brief drama for discussion by all of the participants. Mrs. Clair 
Bustcirk and Miriam Bixenman have worked with these boys and girls as 
they have prepared this worship. The service will also include a 
rull communion service* 



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CHURCH CALENDAR 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 
1:00 - 7 i 00 P.Mo Boy Scout Auction 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 
8:30 A,M 6 
9s45 A.M. 
11:00 AoM 9 
5:30 P e M 6 
7:00 ?,Mo 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 



Meditative Worship 
Church School 
Divine Worship 
Fellowship Study Groups 
Celebration Worship 



7:30 
7 



P.M. 



Worship Committee 

30 P.M. Fellowship Guild at 

Mildred Hutchison's, 422 W. Oakdale 
7:30 P. Me Study Group #2, at the 

Russell Wortley ? s, 2229 Drake Dr. 
7:30 P.M Study Group #3, at the 

Robert Urich's, 3315 Ivy League 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 
12:30 P.M. Gamboe Group Potluck 

Elna Taylor, 6701 S. Anthony 
7:30 PcMo World Outreach Committee 
8:00 PcM. Montgomery Group, Val 

Taylor, 5215 Weriing Dr. 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 
8:00 P.M. Nelson Group, Donna 

Johnson, 350 Arcadia Ct. 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 
7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehersal 
7:30 P M„ Aboite Discipleship Series 




MINISTERS 
WHO 

CARE 



for Christ and the Church 
for the World 
for Persons 

Week of the Ministry 
October 8-15,1972 



SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP 
8:30 A.M. .- Meditative Worship 
11:00 A.M. - Divine Worship 
Sermon: "TEAM WORK IN MINISTRY" 
I Corinthians 3:5 to 4:5 
SUNDAY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 
9:45 A.M. - Church School 
5:30 P.M. - Graded Evening 
Fellowship Groups 
PARTICIPATION WORSHIP 
7:00 P.M. - Celebration Worship 
"Letting in Fresh Air" 



■ ■ md 
j - Robert Elayl and 

Merle r> ice 

££u£cv2£ 

S^^j^M^ R, Johnson, W. 
Koehlinger, V. Moore g T. Ogles 
11:00 A«M. R 9 Russell, R e 
Wortley s L,A, Horn, S, Cole, 

P* Yentes 5 A. Mowery^ E 
f La u ghl In , L * T imb rook 

Mary Love and Doris Sauerwein 

Ushers 
ll3£_Ar.Ik T ^ Banet, R, Clifton, 
J. Kirsch 

11: 00 A. Mo M, Heller, A, Cook, 
M a Olson, D, Smith, C, Hendrick-I 
son, M, Smith, R e Chevalier, R e 
White I 

PERSONAL MENTION ~ ~ " 
IN HOSPITALS: 
Parkview: 415 Mr., Lawrence Horn 

108S Mrs, Vada Tatman 
Lutheran: 393 Mrs, Linda Haggenjos 



' r ; RESPOND TO INVITATION: 

Mft j AND WR Qp* ANDR "'■ \ 

hill Innsbruck Drive, identified 
with us Sunday from the Christian 
Church in Lee's Summit, Missouri , 
They had been members here for an 
earlier period also when they were 
living in Fort Wayne,-, Andy works 
in overseas credit for Central 
Soya, Joyce is in the home with 
Clint who is in the fifth grade 
and Andrew who is 4%, They also 
have a married daughter • Their 
zip number is 15 and their phone 
Is 485-2861. We rejoice in this 
expression of decision which was 
made on their wedding anniversary, 

SEPTEMBER AVERAGES : 

CHURCH WORSHIP 328 
CHURCH SCHOOL 153 
BUDGET GIVING $1,487.18 
APPEAL GIVING 390.88 

ADDITIONS DURING SEPTEMBER: 

Mr. and Mrs, Fred Richardson 

and son , Fred 9 Jr. 
Mr, and Mrs. James Heiney and 
sons , Jeff & Gregg 



SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED 

To Mrs, Betty Olson and family 
In the death of her father, John 



m, on 9-27 in Covington, In- 



Haydi 
diana. 

To Mrs* Margaret Love and fam- 
ily in the leath of her brother, 



George 



cott on 10-2 In Find- 



LVJl 



0) Lo. 



CONGRATULATIONS: 

To Ai Powell who has been pro- 
moted to Assistant to the Treas- 
urer at Central Soya, 



LAY WITNESS 'MISSION 



December 1, 
6:30 P.M. 

December 2 ? 
10:00 A*M 



12:15 P.M. 




Friday 

- All Church Dinner 

Saturday 

- Coffees & Coke 
Parties 

- Luncheons for 
Men and Boys and 
Women and Girls 

- Evening Session 
Sunday 

30 or 11:00 A.M. - Worship 
45 A.M. - Church School' 
00 P.M. - Lay Witness 
Evaluation 



SUNDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUPS 

All ages are invited to share in the variant activities of cur S 
day Evening Fellowship Group program from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Celebra- 
tion Worship follows at It 00 P.M. Child care for pre-schoolers 
provided from 5:15 to 8:15 P.M. The Children 1 s Story Hour runs fi .. 
5:30 to 7:00o The Adult Group with Dr., Gline will be focusing in on 
the Gospel of Mark as it begins its study, ''Understanding the New 
Testament,' 1 



CYF 

The Christian Youth Fellowship 
extends a very special thank you to 
Marge Green who has served as their 
teacher during the past several 
weeks while she has been in Fort 
Wayne and who led the encounter re- 
treat last Sunday o This was a 10 
hour intensive encounters Those 
attending felt it was perhaps the 
best experience they had ever Hade 
Marge will be leaving Fort Wayne on 
Friday to return to her family home 
in Oregon s Our thanks and best 
wishes go with her e 

The CYF, for all those in the 
10th , 11th, and 12th grades, meets 
from 5:30-6:30 each Sunday, and 
participates in the Youth Choir at 
6:30o We will begin a special 
study , using the Institute of Ch- 
urch Renewal Interrobang tapes this 
Sunday, as a follow-up to the re- 
treat o We urge all who were a part 
of the retreat to make a special 
effort to be here, as well as all 
others in these grades 

The Interrobang sessions will 
include sessions on the following 
subjects; 

Feel? 

Tough the Invisible? 

Let It All Hang Out? 

Feel Like I Belong? 

Tell It Like It Is? 

Pass It On? 
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JUNIOR DISCIPLES-4th, 5th, 6th 

Graders 
if you missed the October 1st 
meeting of Junior Disciples,— 

don*t fret— just come this Sunday, 
October 8, for a Chalk Talk, Jun- 



ior Disciples meet from 6:00- 
following Choir at 5:30 P.M. 



00 



CHI RHO FELLOWSHIP 

Our 7th, 8th , & 9th graders 
make up the Sunday evening Chi Rho 
Fellowship Group, Ben and Valera 
Taylor and Tom and Barbara Leek 
are the sponsors. The group is 
beginning a study of world relig- 
ions . This Sunday evening they 
will paint the typical symbols of 
the great religions, studying their 
meaning o Be sure to wear older 
clothing so you can paint. Come 
and learn of our plans for a fall 
hayride and our first paper drive. 
We need Y0U e 



CYF (continued) 

Each session is designed to help 
our youth continue in their efforts 
to understand themselves, their 
feelings, their relationship to God 
and to the rest of their own group 
and others outside the group. 



STUDY GROUPS 

Evening Study Group #2 and #3 
111 meet on Monday evening, Oct- 
ober 9, at 7:30 PhM.. Study 
Group #2 will meet at the home 
of Russell and Nancy Wort ley, 
2229 Drake Drive. Study Group 
#3 will meet at the home of 
Natalie Urich, 3315 Ivy League,, 
All interested person are In- 
vited to join one of the exist- 
ing groups or to find a nucleus 
group of four or more persons 
and contact Mrs. Bixenman for 
help in starting another group, 

NEWS FROM THE BARTON JOHNSONS: 
Covington , Ky, 
September 29, 1972 
Thanks for your cards. We 
are improving, 

Vivian's leg was pinned Aug, 
30 . She is easier. It will be 
four months before she can bear 
her weight on the "bad" leg, 

I am recovering from a light 
stroke. About October 20-22 a 
vascular surgeon will "fix" the 
left coroted artery In order to 
forestall a heavier stroke* 
Best Wishes 
The Barton Johnsons 



ABOITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 
10:30 A,M. Worship with Paul 
Dunham preaching * 

7:30 P.M. October 5 
Discipleship Study Group 
with Merle & Bea Rice on 
Mahan Rd. 2 hill north of 
jU&hway #24 



OUTREACH TOUR COMING SOON 

Reservations must be received by 
■ next Monday noon for this weekend 
event scheduled October 21 and 22 6 

Our church is sponsoring a tra- 
vel tour in the height of fall col- 
ors to Kentucky, Special emphasis 
will be given to Hazel Green Aca- 
demy—one of our Disciple Homeland 
Mission works; Transylvania College 
and Lexington Theological Seminary 
of our Churches; and Cane Ridge 9 
historical site of the early move- 
ment of our church under Barton 
Stone, The bus will leave at 7:00 
A.M e on Saturday and return early 
Sunday evenings 

40 reservations are needed. We 
will travel by bus which has a rest 
room. The transportation cost is 
#13.57 per person* The Saturday 
night lodging will be $6*00 per 
person in a double room or $5 P 00 
per person in a dormitory room for 
four, Meal cost will be the res- 
ponsibility of each participant. 

Here is an opportunity for tra- 
vel-learning of church institutions, 
enjoyable fellowship with fellow 
Christians. The office will re- 
ceive reservations and a deposit of 
$10 per person or $15 per couple is 
requested. If there are quest- 
ions contact Mrs. Helen Clymore or 
Mrs. Miriam Bixenman. 



PANTRY NEEDS 

Canned Fruit 

Canned Yegtables 

Soup 



Published 

Weekiy By 

First Christian 

Church 

4800 S. Calhoun 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

46807 

RETURN 
REQUESTED 



lr„ & Mrs. Ralph E. Church 
5126 Werling Dr 
Fort Wayne, Ind 



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SECOND CLASS 

POSTAGE 

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Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



7blume XXX October 11, 1972 No. 54 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
miDAl\ OCTOBER 12 

Che Assembly of the Christian Church 
Ln Indiana begins (Continues until 
3unday s October 15 ) 
SUNDAY* OCTOBER 15 

Meditative Worship 

Church School 

Divine Worship 

Evening Fellowship Groups 

Celebration Worship 



3:30 A,M 6 

9:45 A.ML 

11:00 A»M. 

5:30 PoM* 

7:00 P.M. 



WNDAY 3 OCTOBER 16 

10:00 AJo Morning Study Group 

TUESDAY, O CTOBER 17 



12:00 Noon CWF to the Emily E 8 
Flinn Home, Marion 
7:30 P S M* Planning Committee 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 



7:30 
7:30 



P e M* Chancel Choir Rehersal 
P.Mo Aboite Discipleship Series 



PANTRY NEEDS 

Peanut Butter 

Canned Pears 

Canned Applesauce 



GUEST PREACHER SUNDAY: 

Revo Donald E. Bailey , Senior 
Chaplain of Parkview Memorial 
Hospital for the past two years 
will be preaching at the 8:30 
and 11:00 A.M. Worship Hours 
this Sunday . His sermon will be 
"OLD WORDS COME ALIVE" from Acts 
5:29-40 

Rev, Bailey is an ordained 
pastor of the United Methodist 
Church* He graduated from De- 
Pauw University and Garrett Th- * 
eological Seminary and received 
an honorary D*D. from DePauw. 
He came to Fort Wayne this time 
from the pastorate of High Street 
United Methodist Church in Muncie, 
Some earlier work included four 
years as District Superintendent 
of the Fort Wayne District, Grace 
United Methodist in Kokomo for 
ten years, and Simpson United 
Methodist Church here. 

"Compassion" is the theme of 
Celebration Worship for the next 
two Sundays, Steve Hall will be 
singing and playing his guitar 
this week at 7:00 P.M. 



SERVING OCTOBE 

Elders 



ID 






Fredericks and 



Rollarv >ple 

11:00 A.Mo George Davis and 

Fred Smell 

7:00 P.M. Eugene Klepfer 

Deacons 
£L2L-JL*L m ^ Finkhousen, L. 
Johns, H e Banet, M„ Grouse 
11:00, A. M v D 9 Andrews, M. 



Grimm, R. Hendricks, R. 

Petty, D Pomeroy, J n Hech- 
ler, R. Ogles, T s Frappier 

ggqcgngss£s 
Ruth Yent.es and Carole Lee 

£shers 
3:30 A.M. G c Bruckman, G. 



Hunt, D„ Smith, M e Terry, 

M. Olson 

11:00 A.M. M e Heller, A. 



Cook, R. Chevalier, D a Short, 
R. Clifton, J, Sauerwein, Do 
Olson 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 
Lu theran : W-4 Derek Sands for 

tonsilectomy 

596 Mrs. Bette Gerrard 

Paul Truby was released 10-8 
St. Joseph: 703 Mrs. Ardith Wrisk 
Parkview: 434 Mrs* Elizabeth 

Pattengale 

sl08 Mrs. Vada Tatman 

Lawrence Horn was released 

10-9 

Mr. Elmore Schlatter entered 
10-9 

FUNERAL BY THE PASTOR: 

Mrs. Lulu Harsbarger on 10-10- 
72. Sympathy is extended to her 
daughter, Mrr Goldie Schlatter 
and family. 



CUSTODIAL "APPLICANTS DESIRED 

Any interested persons in work- 
ing about 14 hours on Saturdays 
and Sundays to complete our cus- 
todial staff is asked to contact 
the church office* A Regional 
Campus Student or retired per- 
son might find this a good part- 
^time_2ob. 



SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED, , , 

To Mrs, Jackie Bryan and family 
in the death of her grandmother, 
Mrs. Mary C, DePoy, in Huntington, 
10-6. 

To James Heiney and family in 
the death of his half-brother, 
Louis Leercamn on 10-6, 

BIRTH: 

To Mr„ and Mrs. Tim Haggenjos, a 
son, Christopher Timothy, on 10-1. 
The mother is the former Linda Pres- 
nell and the grandparents are Mr* 
and Mrs H James Presnell, 
FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 

Congralulations to Mr 9 and Mrs. 
Harvy Smeltzer who celebrated 
their Fiftieth Anniversary of mar- 
riage last week. 
THANKS TO: 

Merle Rice, George Davis, Don 
Pomeroy, and Hugh Rice for the new 
bulletin board and mail boxes in 
the hall outside the office,, Not- 
ice the calendar, information, and 
mail for several leaders for usage. 



ABOITE CtlRliTIAFcHTOCir" 
Mscipleship Study Group 
Thursday, October 12, 7:30 P C M 9 
with Mrs. Edith Black (first house 
south of Aboite) 
^^X *fo.r.nin& Worship and Preach- 
ing - 10:30 A.M. - Paul DunhSm" 



CALL TO PRAYER: 

Our Lay Witness Mission Prayer 
Committee is asking prayer by 
groups and individuals . 

Each committee , CWF group, 
study groups church school class, 
or fellowship group is asked to 
set aside a few minutes for pray- 
er in behalf of our coming Mis- 
sion, December 1, 2, and 3, 

Each person of our congrega- 
tion is also asked to pray regul- 
arly for the Mission, for our 
local leadership and preparation , 
and for the visiting team members, 

It is our feeling that if we 
are to really experience the pre- 
sance of God during this Mission, 
we must begin to practice His 
presence with prayer beginning 
now— LET EACH ONE JOIN ONE ANOTH- 
ER IN PRAYER NOW, 

Ray Fredericks, Co-Chairman, 
Prayer Committee 
Pray for these Lay Witness Team 
Members intending to come: 
Coordinator: Milford Chewning> 

Fairfax, Alabama 
Miss Sandy Den Broker, 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Mrs, Marie Cramer 

Portage, Michigan 
Mr* & Mrs Maurice Gordy 

Decatur, Illinois 
Mr, & Mrs, Jim Hollingsworth 

Indianapolis, Indiana 
Mr, & Mrs. Jake Hoke 
Miss Pam Hoke 

Lee f s Summit^ Missouri 
Mr* & Mrs, Everett Kussmann 
Mr Herb Kussmann 

Kansas City, Kansas 
Mrs* Corene Meyer 

Bloomington, Illinois 
Mr, & Mrs. Robert J, Moore 

Mto Carmel, Illinois 
Mr. & Mrs, Emory Parks 



LAST CALL FOR BUS TRIP: 

Next Monday, October 16th, is t 
deadline for reservations for this 
fall excursion open to all ot our 
church and friends. Participants as 
of writing included: Miriam Bixenman, 
Elaine Conrad, Dorothy Ikenberry, 
Martha Parker son, Helen Clymore, 
Dorothy Merriman, Lona Miller, Kazel 
Firestone, Florence Palmer, Irene 
Kissinger, Harold & Colyn Crowder, 
Lloyd and Hilda Cline. 

We need others to help fill the 
bus. Please consider and contact 
the church office as soon as pos- 
sible. Many others ought to be tak- 
ing advantage of this learning and 
fellowship trip to Kentucky, For 
further information, check the Tid- 
ings from last week or call the 
church office,, 

STATE ASSEMBLY-OCTOBER 13, 14, 15 

First Christian Church will be 
represented in Indianapolis this 
Friday evening through Sunday after- 
noon in our State Assembly . Our 
voting delegates include Hugh & Gwy- 
nth Rice, Ray Fredericks, Judy Aker, 
Debbie Allen, and Miriam Bixenman. 
Harold Cline and Edna Vaught are 
also voting delegates. Other dele- 
gates include Ruby Cline, Amelia 
Dare, Fay Woodhall, and Elaine Con- 
rad. These persons will be partici- 
pating right through Sunday morning, 
but will be back for the Evening 
Fellowship Groups and Celebration 
Worship 
Mr, and Mrs, Wendell Rose 

Decatur, Illinois 
Mr, Edward J, Vanderveen 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 



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EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUPS 

r^p. CY "-° ff p CerS / leCt o d f ° r the COming year are: President, Sally 
Clxne; , President, Scott Rayl; and Secretary-Treasurer, Barbara 
Ta: The group is planning to sponsor a booth at the Halloween 
Part, for residents at Turtle Creek North Nursing Home. Rathe* Bryan 
has been named chairman of the committee on arrangements for this 
The committee includes Darlene Davis, Val Williams, Debbie Nordblom 
Lee Ann Urich Barbara Taylor, Cindy Bryan, Doug Allen, Schellie Scheil 

Cline and Scott Rayl. The committee to plan the UNICeI party 
for our chiiaren includes Schellie Scheil and Jill Franklin We Si 
use tape 1 of the Interrobang series this Sunday, at 5:30 P M„ 

CHI RHO - Chi Rho Fellowship for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders will me ^ 

TelZT '5" ""^ ^ 5:3 ° P - M " We Wl11 -ntinue the study o w'ld 
Rel lgl0 ns rhru the use of a film strip, THE CHURCH AND HUMAN NEED 

fol I lT- DIS ^ PLES ;J hlS gr ° Up f ° r 4th > 5th and 6th graders will meet 
18 ?° ir fr ° m 6:00 - 7!00 P.M. On October 8 our study in- 
cluded learning about ourselves; who we are, where we are, and f Ld- 

SC^S. aTgames? SU83r «* — **» - -ober Slor 

SolTchoir 6 fro U f eTao^OO Tn ^T-'™ ^'N *'* «* ^ 
into t*e <-30 7-nn hi i' V ° lr P ro S ram is planned to fit 

JJS t'!'/ bl ° Ck ° f time used for a ch ^ch wide study program 
saved! " Xng ° ^ tMS Way ' added tr± P s to th * churchman § be 

tr^S reirfSSf ^m^ ^ ESTAME ^ " ^ticipants are asked to 
Sunday from :?0 ro P 7 0u If not ™ ""^ *" *™»^™ '« «*. 
tire book anyway. n0t " ° ne SXtting ' try t0 read th * **" 




Our CHI RHO is sponsoring the first paper drive 
of the year on Saturday, October 21. Any papers 
you wish to donate should be brought to the chu- 
rch anytime from Sunday, October 15 - Friday 
October 20. Please put them in Fellowship Hall 
near the water fountain. In no case can papers 
be accepted later than 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, 
October 21. m response to requests from our 
members Chi Rho will be sponsoring a paper 
drive about every two months throughout the win- 
ter and spring months. 



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WIDAY, 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
OCTOBER 20 



P,M S Boy Scout Fish 



5 : 00-8: 00 

Fry 
7:30 P c Mo Finance Committee 
and Trustees 

SATURDAY, O CTOBER 21 

)%QQ A.M. Chi Rho Paper Drive 

SUN DA Y s OCTOBER 22 



5:30 A.M. 
):45 A.M. 
L1:00 A.M. 
5:30 P.M. 
Groups 
f:00 P.M. 



40NDAY 3 OCTOBER 23 



Meditative Worship 
Church School 
Divine Worship 
Evening Fellowship 

Celebration Worship 



':30 P.M. Study Group #2 at the 
Russell Wortley's, 2229 Drake 

':30 P.M. Lay Witness Mission 
Prayer Committee at the Andy 
Crowe* s, 4727 Innsbruck 

TUESDAY* OCTOBER 24 



':30 P.M. 

WEDNESDAY, 



Church Cabinet 

OCTOBER 25 



':30 P.M. Study Group #3 at 
Miriam Bixenman f s 1810 
Chartwell 

"HURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 



':30 P.M. 
r :30 P.M. 
Series 



Chancel Choir Rehersal 
Aboite Discipleship 



HAROLD E. CLINE, EDITOR 



SECOND CLASS 

POSTAGE 

PAID 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



FROM THE PASTOR: 

I rejoiced that our Regional As- 
sembly in Indianapolis this past 
weekend had a positive thrust to- 
wards life, freedom s an ^ potential- 
ities. Our Regional church has 
made some crucial turning and seems 
to be moving to new life and vita- 
lity, 

God calls each of us to an auth- 
entic life of freedom which deter- 
mines our life style and which is 
enabled by his power. Christ and 
the church are at the core of the 
kind of life for which man and soc- 
iety is hungering. 

Our call to worship at one of 
our three regular worship oppor- 
tunities is not a call to duty as 
much as it is a call to express 
that God is alive in us. Celebrate 
and honor that fact in and through 
your life. I am praying and am 
concerned that each one of us may 
gain from the message of this com- 
ing Sunday morning, "TURN AND LIVE" 
I would encourage reading these 
preparatory Scriptures: Ezekiel 8: 
30-32; Matthew 3:1-17; Mark 1:14, 
15; Acts 2:38; I Peter 3:9. 

SEE YOU SUNDAY! 



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SERVING OCTOBER 22 
Elders 
8:30 A.M. Rufus Quinn and 
William Grouse 
11:00 A.M. Larry Barnes and 



Mark Snyder 
7:00 P*M. 



Sj3Q_ A.M. 

Allen, W. 



George Davis 
Deacons 
0, McDougle, E, 



Bowen, R.H. Cole 
11:00 A.M. R, Gerow, W. Gumpp, 
C Hetrick, A.E, Huddleston, 

|R. Johnson, W. Koehlinger, V. 
Moore, T. Ogles 

De aeonesses__ 
Ruth Yentes and Carole Lee 

Ushers 
8:30 A.M. G. Bruckman, G 



D c Smith, M. Terry, M. Olson 
IJLlQQ AoM. M. Heller, A, Cook 
R. Chevalier, D, Short, R. 
£JLjL££2£ > J s aue rwe in « D. Olson 



Hunt, 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 

Parkview: sl08 Mrs. Vada Tatman 
Lutheran : 350 Mr, Gene Parker 

NEW ADDRESS OF PASTOR EMERITUS: 
Rev* and Mrs* Barton Johnson 
Newport Baptist Home 
120 Main and Home 
Newport, Kentucky, 41071 
Let's be in prayer for his sur- 
gery which will be on October 25 . 
He will enter Booth Hospital in 
Covington for this surgery, 

SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED. . . 

To Mrs. Goldie Schlatter in 
the death of her husband, Elmore, 
on 10/10/72. 

To Mrs- Jean Langohr in the 
death of her father, Val A. Jo- 
hnson early last week, 



SPECIAL NEWS NOTES 
SUPPORT OF GIDEON WORK: 

$53 was received by Al Weirich 
from our church through individual 
gifts received after worship on 
Sunday. 

OUR BOY SCOUT TROOP NO, 57..... will 
hold its annual FISH FRY on Friday, 
October 20. They will be serving 
from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Come within 
these times. Cost is $1,50 for ad- 
ults and $1.00 for children, 
INVITATION TO FLINN HOME: 

The Dedication of the completion 
of the second floor of the Flinn 
Home will be 3:00 P.M e on Sunday, 
October 29. Our Centennial Gift of 
$15,000 helped to accomplish this 
task. Drive down or call Dr. Cline 
for transportation* He has been 
invited to share on the program be- 
cause of the gift from First Christ- 
ian, 



THANKS: ~~ " ~~ ~~ 

Mrs, Bette Gerrard expresses her 
deeply felt thanks for prayers, 
cards and other kindnesses shown 
during her recent hospitalization* 

Emma and Al Schell and family 
wish to extend thanks and apprecia- 
tion to members of the church, Sun- 
day School classes, and CWF groups 
for the many prayers, cards, and 
flowers sent to Emma during her re- 
cent illness. We especially want 
to thank Dr. Cline, Mrs. Bixenman, 
and Ed Allen for their visits, pray- 
ers, and encouragement. All of th- 
ese things, we believe, are contri- 
buting a great deal to her recovery. 
Mrs, Goldie Schlatter thanks all 
members of the Friendly Class and 
others for cards and prayers and 
the Gamboe Group for the lovely 
dinner. 



SIGNIFICANT CHURCH BOARD ACTIONS ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1972 

Action was taken recommending Mrs, Mary Dilts for residency within the 
Emily E. Flinn Home as a faithful and diligent participating member 
our congregation* 

Ed Allen, Jr., was hired for a second Intern period extending from Nov- 
ember 18 until December 29, 1972. He will be leaving shortly thereafter 
to begin his studies at Brite Theological Seminary of Texas Christian 

University* 

In response to questions concerning the operation of our state owned 
camps 9 Mrs, Bixenman gave an extended report . Action was taken to offer 
voluntary help from our congregation in painting, cleaning, and other 
preparations for the repair and opening of Barbee Christian Camp for the 
1973 camping season . 

The Audit Committee made a report covering the past church year which was 
filed. The Membership Committee reported the formation of a Telephoning 
group, the enlistment of hosting persons for new members, the plan to re- 
gularly invite new member families as special guests to ensuing church 
wide dinners, and the work towards dividing our congregation into 26 geo- 
graphical groups for further programming and nurture of membership. 

The problem of first quarter income of our 1973 church year was under- 
lined. Giving has been $4,722*50 under the budgeted needs Expenses 
have been held down as far as possible, but has increased our onerating 
fund deficit from $1,037 as of June 30 to $1,739 as of September* 30. We 
need generous and full gifts for the ongoing life and program of the ch- 
urch. We need to get out of the red! 

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 
ELECTED BY THE REGIONAL ASSEMBLY IN INDIANAPOLIS: 

Ruby Cline was elected as First Vice-President for the Assembly which 
will be held in two years* This normally entails serving as program ch- 
airman. 

Dr. Cline was elected as an Indiana representative to serve on the 
General Board of the Christian Church. This is a four year term and nor- 
mally involves a substantive annual meetingo 



ABOITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 

7:30 P.M. - Thursday, October 19 

Discipleship Study with Mr, and Mrs 

Harley Powell, north of Aboite and 

south of Redding Road on west side 

of Aboite Road, 

10:30 A.M. - Sunday, October 22 

Paul Dunham 9 Preaching 



PAPER DRIVE 

Anyone having papers for the 
Chi Rho Paper Drive this Satur- 
day , October 21, is reminded th- 
at they must be here before 9:00 
A„M* on Saturday, None can be 
accepted after that time*, Bring 
them any day this week, 

STUDY GROUPS 



Study Group #3 will meet on 
Wednesday, October 25 , at 7:30 
P*M* at the home of Miriam Bix- 
enman, 1810 Chartweil e Larry 
Barnes, Helen Clymore, and Dor- 
othy Ikenberry are in charge of 
the study. Anyone interested 
is invited. The location is h 
block south of Anthony and Pa- 
ulding Road. Turn left at the 
first street south of this in- 
tersection. This is Chartwell* 
First building on the right is 
1810. 

ADDITIONAL LAY WITNESS TEAM: 

Will you add to your prayer 
list of last week these addi- 
tional names of members of our 
Lay Witness Mission team? 
Mr. and Mrs. John French 

Rockwood, Michigan 
Mrs. Lewis McPherron 

Indianapolis, Indiana 
Mr. Michael McPherron 

Indianapolis, Indiana 
Mr. and Mrs. Don Ward 

Mason City, Illinois 
Miss Charlene Vanlier 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Miss Debbie Balys 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Miss Sue Den Braber 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Mr. Ronald Den Braber 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Pray for these persons regularly 
and for our church that it might 
be open to God's leading in love 



YOUTH FELLOWSHIP GROUPS 

CYF will hear Tape #2 of the IN- 
TERROBANG SERIES, with ten persons 
having signed the contract for the 
entire series. Session 2 deals 
with the topic, "How Do I Touch the 
Invisible?' 1 Everyone working on 
the committees to plan the UNICEF 
collection and party and the booth 
at Turtle Creek North Nursing Home 
party on Halloween are needed at 
this Sunday's meeting e 

CHI RHO will visit St. John the 
Baptist Catholic Church at Arling- 
ton and Fairfield this Sunday to 
observe the symbolism and art work 
in that church building. Please be 
sure to be here promptly at 5:30 as 
we will leave our church then* Also 
be here at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, to 
help with the paper drive, 

JUNIOR DISCIPLES worked on col- 
lages on family life this past week. 
This group continues to grow in nu- 
mber. Come join us October 22, when 
we will finish the collages and go 
on to a new area of study, worship, 
and a fun time. 

AFTERNOON OF FELLOWSHIP: 

The CWF is sponsoring an After- 
noon of Fellowship from 2:00 to 
4:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 5. 
All widows, widowers, retirees, 
couples over 60 — in other words, 
all in the upper-age brackets are 
invited. Visiting, singing of Gos- 
pel songs, fellowship, refreshments 
— an informal time together is plan- 
ned. 



PANTRY NEEDS 
Canned Fruit Juices 
Breakfast Cereals 



and truth 



<r. & Mrs. Ralph E. Church 
5126 Werling Dr. 

Fort Wayne, Ind . 16 lOh 



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Church 

4800 S. Calhoun 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

46807 

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SECOND CLASS 

POSTAGE 

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Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



Volume XXX October 25, 1972 No. 56 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
FRIDAY* OCTOBER 27 
7:30 P.M. Hayride O.M a S, 
and "58" Class 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 



Class 



Meditative Worship 
Church School 
Divine Worship 
Chi Rho Party 
Dedication of the New 
Emily Flinn Home 
Evening Fellowship 



8:30 A e M 
9:45 A.M. 
11:00 A.M. 
2:00 P.M. 
3:00 P.M. 

Floor, 
5:30 P.M. 

Groups 
7:00 PoM. Celebration Worship 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 
7:30 P.M. Planning Committee 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 
9:00 A.M. Spice Group, Geniveve 

Ripple, 3405 Central Drive 
7:30 P.M. Study Group #1, at the 

Walter Keebortz's, 4760 Reed St. 
7:45 P.M. Higdon Group, Irene 

Cline, 129 E. Lexington Ave. 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 
7:30 P»M. Chancel Choir Rehersal 
7:30 P.M. Aboite Discipleship Series 
7:30 P.M. Brummel Group, Sharon 

Fredericks, 3430 Kewatin Ct. 



YOUR GIFTS OF FOOD AND CLOTHING 
HAVE PROVIDED: 

From February 1 to October 13, 
130 referrals have been processed 
including 82 for food, 36 for cl- 
othing, and 12 for both food and 
clothing* The 94 food referrals 
have involved 116 adults and 313 
children for 216 days of food or 
3,601 meals. This is a ministry 
of First Christian which we work 
through referral of Social Work- 
ers of the Welfare Department for 
giving aid which cannot be provid- 
ed through governmental agencies. 
Bring food regularly Budget giv- 
ing also underwrites additional 
food purchases to balance our sup- 
ply. 



REFORMATION SUNDAY - OCTOBER 29 

SERMON FOR MORNING WORSHIPS: 
"The Bible Comes Alive" Dr. Cline 
Background: Psalms 119:9-18, 103- 
105; Matthew 7:24-27; John 20:30, 
31; II Timothy 3:10 to 4:5 

EVENING CELEBRATION WORSHIP 

Celebrate through Singing 

Sing to the Praise of God. 






Hugh Rice 
11:00 A.M. 



SERVING OCTOBER 29 

Elders^ 
A.M, David Griggs and 



Merle Rice and 



John Merrill 

7:0p_ P.M._ Glenn Miller 

deacons 



30 



M, 



Wortley^ S 
11:00 A.M. 



R. Russell, R 
Cole 

Po Yentes s A, 
Mowery, E e O'Laughlin, L, 

Timbrook, M Finkhousen s L* 
Johns 5 H„ Banet, M. Grouse 

Deaconesses 
Ruth Yentes and Carole Lee 

Ushers^ 
8:30 A.M. G Bruckman, G. 
Hunt, D. Smith, M c Terry 
11:00 ^M^ M. Heller, A, 
Cook, R, Chevalier, D« Short, 
R. Clifton, J 9 Sauerwein, D. 
Olson 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 

Parkview ; sl08 Mrs, Vada Tatman 
Lutheran : 689 Mrs. Sarah Likens 
M-110 Mrs* Dorothy Ikenberry 
SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED. . . 

To Mrs. Gladys Hoop in the 
death of her step-daughter, 
Mrs. Sara Rump on October 17, 
To Mr. William Taylor in 
the death of his brother, 
Hermon, on October 19, in 
Crestline, Ohio* 

OPEN CHURCH WEDDING: 

Our church family is in- 
vited to the wedding and rec- 
eption of Karen Dailey and 
Thomas Purkhiser at 1:00 P.M. 
Saturday, November 4, The 
reception will be from 2:00 
until 5:30 at Goegline Ker- 
cheval Reserve, 



FOUR RESPONSES TO INVITATION 



MR AND MRS, 



KENNETH PLACE^ 



SR, 



1130 Columbia, transferred their mem- 
bership from West Creighton Christian 
Church during the Meditative Worship, 
Kenneth is employed by General Elec- 
tric and Eleanor works for Tom Wiggs 
A Special Thanksgiving and Dedication 
Service was held Sunday for their 
grandchild , Tara Lynn, whose father 
is in service and recently transfer- 
redo They have two married sons and 
a daughter working in Evans ton, Ill- 
inois, Their Zip is 05 and phone is 
433-6903. 

MR. AND MRS. DEAN WIDLER. 2124 Ch- 
eri Court, transferred their mem- 
bership from First Christian Church 
in Abiline, Kansas, during Divine 
Worship o Dean was recently transfer- 
red here by Central Soya in its trans- 
portation department . Dean and Elsie 
have a married daughter in California, 
a son in Colorado State University, 
and a daughter working in a Clinic in 
Abilene . Their Zip is 04 and their 
phone is 432-3642* 

We welcome these couples in our 
life together in Jesus Christ as Lord» 

DEDICATION AT FLINN HOME : 

All are cordially invited to the 
Dedication Service for the Completion 
.of the Second Floor on Sunday, Oct- 
ober 29th, at 3:00 P.M. Drive down 
to 615 W 12th Street, Marion, or 
contact Dr e Cline about a ride as 
some are going 

INVITATION TO MEMORIAL SERVICE : 

A community memorial service is 
being held at 3:30 P*M S , Sunday, Oct- 
ober 29th, for Dr 6 Frederic A. Dop- 
pelt, who served the Achduth Vesholm 
Congregation, 5200 Old Mill Road, for 
almost 30 years . We are invited to 
join in this tribute. 



OUR 



COLLEGE 



S T U D E N 



We are glad and anxious to keep in contact with our college students. If 

there are additions or corrections to this listing, will you kindly 
the church office. Please help keep the office informed of all changes 
of address. 



Regional Campus i 
Deborah Allen 
James Brickley 
Steven Bruckman 
Julia Grouse 
Muriel Grouse 
Steven Hall 
John Hendrickson 
Mary Jenkins 
Nancy Lambick 
Sandra Mills 
Anita Petty 
Charles Snouffer 
James Taylor 
John Weicker 

Ball State 
Edwin Allen, Jr 
Rebecca Banet 
Carolyn Burkett 
Joyce Howell 
Nancy Skelton 
Patty Wetzel 

Indiana University 

Steven Craig 

Alan Craig 

Richard Hendricks 

Barbara Love 

Nathan Love (Graduate School) 

Pamela Meadows 

Theresa Meadows 

Lee Ann Penny 

Richard Penny 

Frederick Warner 



Pu^dueJJm vers it\ 

Marlene Grouse 
James Presnell 

Jane Weicker 
Cindy Yentes 

Marion College 
Rebecca Buskirk 



Judith Cole 

Vanderhvlt Seminary 
Frederick Craig 

Universit y of Cincinnati 

Glen Hunt 

DePauw 

Gary Parkerson 

University of Kansas 
Steven Powell 

Miami University -Ohio 
Linda Jenkins Yokel 



ABOITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 
7:30 P 6 M S , Thursday, October 26 
Discipleship Study with Mrs. 
Bernice Anderson — Third House 
North of Lafayette Center Road 
on Gumpp Road 

10:30 A.M. Sunday, October 29 
Paul Dunham, Preaching 



TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNIC EF 

All Children and Youth from 
first grade through high school 
who are here for the evening st- 
udy program this Sunday, October 
29, will go Trick or Treating for 
UNICEF between the hours of 5:45 
and 6:45 P.M. Everyone is asked 
to arrive at 5:30 as usual, when 
the Junior Group will go to choir 
for a brief rehersal, while other 
groups have just this 15 minute 
period in their own groups for 
preparation for going out. Ch- 
ildren are asked to come in cos- 
tume. CYF is sponsoring the par- 
ty and dirve* There will be 
prizes for the most original cos- 
tume and for the funniest costume 
among the small fry 9 and refresh- 
ments for all. Young children 
will be supervised by CYFers. 

UNICEF, the United Nations 
International Children's Emergen- 
cy Fund goer into all countries 
of the world to help children in 
need. However, the money must be 
matched on a two for one basis by 
the country where it is used. 
Thus, we can help countries to 
help their own through our col- 
led t ions and our gifts to UNICEF. 



CHI RHO HALLOWEEN PARTY 

The Chi Rho Fellowship (for 
7th, 8th & 9th graders) will have 
a Halloween party here at the 
church on Sunday afternoon, start- 
ing at 2:00 P.M. There will be 
lots of fun, plus roasting of 
weiners with all the trimmings. 
Bring 50c to cover costs* 



CYF MOTES 

CYFers who will help with the bo- 
oth at the Halloween Party for res- 
idents at Turtle Creek North Nursing 
Home are to get in touch with Kathee 
Bryan for your work assignment for 
that evening. Decorating the booth 
will be done from 5:30-7:00, with 
the party itself from 7:30-9:00, 
Tuesday, October 31. If you are 
helping with the party, come masked. 

HAYRIDE FOR O.M.S. CLASS AND "58" 
CLASS 

All members and friends of these 
two classes are invited at 7:30 P.M. 
Friday, October 27, to meet at Anth- 
ony Wayne School, South Bend and 
Covington Roads, to share in a Hay- 
ride and Weiner Roast, All food 
will be furnished . Call Deanna 
Ruble at 747-3563 if you plan to at- 
tend. Cost is $1.00 for hayride and 
$1*50 for food per couple. 

CWF SEWING FOR WORLD COMMUNITY DAY 

This will be displayed during the 
Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall next 
Sunday, the 29th. Share in the fel- 
lowship time and observe the sewing 
done by our women to be shared for 
World Community Day. 

AFTERNOON OF FELLOWSHIP 

2:00 to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, Nov- 
ember 5. All over 60 cordially in- 
vited for a new experience together. 



PANTRY NEEDS 
Large size Women's coats and 
Dresses 

Empty 1 lb Coffee Cans 
Canned Fruit Juices 
Boy's Underwear 



!r. & Mrs. Ralph E. Church 
5126 Werling Dr. 
Fort tfayne, Ind. 46 iOb 




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V o 1 ume_ XXX __ Nov emb er I 

CHURCH CALENi 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 



FIRST 
CHRISTIAN 

CHURCH 



TIDINGS 



HAROLD E. CLINE, EDITOR 



SECOND CLASS 

POSTAGE 

PAID 

Ft. Way r e nd 



57 



Dailey-Purkhiser Wed- 



1:00 P.M. 

ding 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 
8:30 A.M. Meditative Worship 
1:45 A.M. Church School 
11:00 A S M. Divine Worship 
1:00-4:00 P.M. Afternoon of 

.'F'e'Ll-awshi-p- -• - 

4:00 PoM, CYF Snack Supper 

4:30 P»M* Membership Committee 

5:30 P.M. Evening Fellowship Groups 

7:00 P*Mo Celebration Worship 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 

7:30 P.M. Study Group #2, at the 

Jack Sau^rwein's, 4715 South Wayne 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 
9:00 A.M. Kepple Group, Ethel 

Flowers, 9410 Saratoga Rd 8 
7:00 P a M ffl Elder's Meeting 



8:00 P R M, 

WEDNESDAY* 



Board Meeting 

NOVEMBER 8 



7:30 P.M. Information Services 
7:30 P.M a Nelson Group, Helen 
Clymore, 5210 Buell Drive 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 

7:30 P,M 8 Chancel Choir Rehersal 



PANTRY NEEDS 
Canned SPAMj Canned fr- 
uit juices j children's 
underwear 



AFTERNOON OF FELLOWSHIP 

Widows t Widowers, Pvetired Cou- 
ples „ or "All Persons over 60" — We 

invite every one who fall a in the 
above categories for our AFTERNOON 
OF FELLOWSHIP this Sunday from 2:00 
to 4:00 PoMo at the church. This 
informal gathering is sponsored by 

OUr C.WaFa 

Gospel Songs will be led by Row- 
land Ripple accompanied by 'Mrs, Lil- 
lian Scott . Wendall Guildin will 
sing a solo* Mr. and Mrs, Hugh 
Rice and Mr and Mrs, Rufus Quinn 
are in charge of transportation 
for any needing rides. 

Visiting, games, refreshments, 
talking will be a part of this sp- 
ecial time for those over 60, The 
latchstring is out to come and br- 
ing friends for this AFTERNOON OF 
FELLOWSHIP . 



WORSHIP— EVERY SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER 

SERMON FOR MORNING WORSHIPS-NOV. 5 
"Prayer Becoming Real" Dr. Cline 
Background: Psalms 51:1-17; I 
Samuel 1:3-28; Luke 18:9-14; 
Colossians 1:3-14 

CELEBRATION WORSHIP 
Sharing and Interaction on "New 
Life" 



SERVING NOVEMBER 5 

Elders 

18:30 A.M n Cecil Rice and 

jjiert Lever see 

'111: 00 A.M^ Eugene Kiepfer 

and Ralph Church 

7:00 P.M. Earl Plummer 

D&ctcons_ 
8:30 A.M. D. Andrew, M a 



Grimms R. Hendricks. R Petty 
11:00 A.M. D„ Pomeroy, J 
Eechier, R. Ogles, T e Frappier, 
0. McDougle, E. Allen, W, Bow- 
en, R. Cole 

Deaconesses 
Mr s 6 J.E, Weicker and Mrs a 
Robert Ogles 

Ushers 
8:30 A.M. G* Bruckman, D. 
Smith, G. VanWagner, M 9 
Olson, J 8 Weicker 
11:00 A.M. M e Heller, A, Cook, 
J. Sauerwein, M. Smith, H D Stev- 
Passwater, D 9 Olson I 



enson^D 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 

Lutheran : 689 Mrs. Sarah Likens 
St. Joseph: 821 Mr. Marion Favory 
Parkview: sl08 Mrs, Vada Tatman 

SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED. . . 

To Herb Banet in the death of 
his brother in Wisconsin on the 
21st. 

WEDDING BY PASTOR: 

Emory Lewis Graver and Susan 
Marie Presnell on 10/28/72* 
They are residing at 5508 Al- 
lendale. 

THANK YOU NOTE: 

"Again we know God's mercy- 
thank you for your prayers, 
cards, and good wishes As 
(continued) 



CHURCH BOARD MEETING 

All members of the church board 
are asked to be present at 8:00 P C M. 
next Tuesday* Along with the reg- 
ular reports action is due on a chan- 
ge in signers for the operating ac- 
count of the Memorial Funds, a recom- 
mended policy for church bulletin bo- 
ards, a recommendation of room pla- 
ques, and a new orientation program 
for new members. 



OCTOBER AVERAGES 
Church Worship 
Church School 
Budget Giving 
Appeal Giving 



339 

152 

$1619.10 

456.19 



OMISSION IN COLLEGE LISTING: 

We regret that the following 
names were left out of the listing 
last weekc Daniel Auer is Student 
teaching this quarter and will fin- 
ish at Ball State in the Spring and 
Br uce Lehman is a student at the Re- 
gional Campus 

UNICEF 

Some 40 of our children and youth 
went "Trick of Treating" for UNICEF 
last Sunday evening. A total of 
$100.30 was gathered, including that 
given in the boxes at the Church. 

STUDY GROUPS 

All study groups in the church 
are invited to share in a social 
evening on Friday evening, November 
10, at 6:30 P*M„ You will be not- 
ified of full details concerning the 
shared meal* Save the date and plan 
to come. 



you read this may you also know God's 
loving care is with you as it is 
with us*" 

Jack & Bette Gerrard 



L _AJ KJJJTJJSJS IUAAJJL N 

Plans and preparations and prayers are increasing in tempo for our com- 
ing Lay Witness on the weekend of December 1, 2 and 3« Every i - and 
friend of First Christian is encouraged to become involved and find the 
enrichment of this weekend encounter and experience e Over forty guests 
have now committed themselves to come and lead us under the leadership of 
Milford Chewning. 

Here is the calendar for the weekend: 
Friday $ December 1 

5:00 P ML - Meeting for the Guest Team and a few of our leaders. 
6:30 P.M* - ALL CHURCH DINNER - This will be a covered dish meal. 
The dinner will be followed by singing, introduction 
of the team, several witnesses sharing, and small group 
interact ion . Milford Chewning will lead a special group 
for children ages 5 to 11 during the small groups, 
Saturday, December 2 

8:30 A„M 6 - Team meeting for Planning and Prayer 
10:00 A.M. - 28 Coffees for men and women in homes scattered through- 
out our community., Everyone will be personally invited 
to a coffee. 5 Coke Parties for our youth will be held. 
12:30 P,M. - Salad Luncheon for Women and Girls in our Fellowship Hall* 
- Served Luncheon for Men and Boys at the Lincolnshire 
Church of the Brethern for $1.25 per person* 
5:15 P„Mo - Team meeting and Buffet Supper at the Clines. 
7:30 PoMo - Evening Session including singings Witnesses, Small Groups, 
including program for children and youth* 
Sunday, December 3 

8:00 A e M s - Team Meeting for Planning and Prayer 
8:30 A*M e - Meditative Worship with Milford Chewning speaking 
9:45 A.M. - Church School with Guest Team leading all youth and adult 
classes. 
11:00 A. M - Divine Worship with Milford Chewning speaking 
12:30 PoM* - Catered Luncheon for all interested persons and the team. 
It will be a boxed chicken dinner at $l e 00 per person. 
7:00 P.M. - Celebration and Sharing and Evaluation of Lay Witness 

Mission among our people since the team leaves after lunch. 

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 

OUR PRAYER PREPARATION FOR OUR MISSION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: 

L Request for persons and groups to pray for our team, our church 

and the working of God*s Spirit for this weekend , 
2. Special undergirding of the Lay Witness Mission by members limited 
by health from active participation and visits by team on these 
persons. 

Continued on page 4 



OUR PRAYER PREPARATION (from page 3) 

3, Mailing of "The Great Discovery" to all of our local homes for 
reading and guidance in prayer . Look for it this next week and 
use it! 

4. Mailing of Prayer Reminder Cards for Table Grace and daily pray- 
er. 

Open Chapel for Prayer from 11:00 A M to 2:00 P.M. from Monday, 
November 20 through Friday, December 1, 

Twenty-four Hour Chain of Prayer from 6:30 P.M., on Wednesday, 
November 28, until 6:30 P M . November 29. 



5. 



PRAY FOR LWM TEAM' 

Our team who will be sharing 
with us desires our prayer un- 
der girding. Pray for our church 
our guest team members and for 
your own relationship with God, 
Additional team members include: 
Dr. and Mrs, Jack Boyd 

Fort Wayne, Indiana 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dawson 
Crawfordsville s Indiana 
Mr. and Mrs. John Kocks 

Peoria, Illinois 
Dr. and Mrs, David N, Griffith 

Dadeville, Alabama 
Mrs, W.C. Koehler 
Monroe, Wisconsin 
As our guests make plans and 
sacrifices to come and share the 
love of Christ with us, may we 
be making our plans and prepara- 
tions to experience this happen- 
ing for all of us during the 
opening weekend of the Advent- 
Season. 

CHI RHO 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Leek will be 
meeting with our Chi Rho this 
Sunday evening. The group will 
use a game made from the symbols 
and new words they have been 
studying. 



CYF 

CYF will have a snack supper here 
at the Church at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, 
November 5, There is no cost for 
this meal. The purpose is to pro- 
vide time for a general discussion 
of future plans and direction for 
our group . The regular meeting, 
using the third "Xnterrobang" tape 
will follow at 5:30, Everyone is 
urged to come and to share your 
feelings and hopes for the group. 

DISCIPLESHIP CLASS SERIES: 

During Church School, 9:45 to 
10:45 A.M. for the next eight Sun- 
days, the pastor will be leading a 
Discipleship Class for senior high 
youth, college youth, and adults. 
It meets in the first classroom 
north of fellowship hall on the 
ground floor. 

Interested persons are asked to 
be present Sunday and preferably to 
call the pastor and indicate your 
willingness to participate in this 
look at basics of our faith and our 
church. Regular participation is 
encouraged for this series involv- 
ing presentations, reading, inter- 
action, questions and discussion. 



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CHRISTIAN 

CHURCH 



TIDINGS 



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SECOND CLASS 

POSTAGE 

PAID 

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Volume XXX November 8 9 1972 No. 58 



FRIDAY, 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
NOVEMBER 10 



6:30 P.M. Study Groups Fellowship 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 

Meditative Worship 
Church School 
Divine Worship 
Evening Fellowship 



8:30 A.M. 
9:45 A.M. 
11:00 A.M. 
5:30 P.M. 
Groups 
7:00 P.M. 



Celebration Worship 



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 

7:30 P.M. Study Group #2, at the 

Jack Sauerweins, 4715 South Wayne 
7:30 P.M. Study Group #3, at the 

Larry Barnes, 1547 Rnox 
7:30 P.M. Fellowship Guild, Edna 

V aught, 4035 S. Fairfield 
7:30 P.M. Worship Committee 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 
1:00 P.M. Gamboe Group, Judy Church, 

5126 Werling Dr. 
7:30 P.M. World Outreach Committee 
8:00 P.M. Montgomery Group, Rosalie 

Hall, 3406 MacArthur 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 
7:30 P.M. Christian Education 

Committee 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 
7:30 P S M 9 Chancel Choir Rehersal 



BRING FOOD FOR WORSHIP CORNUCOPIA 

Instead of just a nice setting 
for thanksgiving decoration, we are 
asking for an outpouring of food- 
stuffs to be brought to Worship on 
any or all of the next three Sun- 
days. These will be used in our 
central chancel for our Thanksgiv- 
ing decoration 3 Then the food will 
be added to our Pantry supply for 
this regular ongoing ministry to 
provide emergence food care for 
families in our community who come 
to us on referral of the Welfare 
Department. This is a ministry to 
provide food. People cannot hear 
our words if their stomachs are 
hungry. 



THANKSGIVING MONTH 


WORSHIP 


1 SERMON FOR NOVEMBER 


12: 


"Then the Spirit Get 


s a Hold of 


You" 




I Corinthians 12-14; 


Galations 


5:16-26; Romans 8:1- 


17, 26, 27 


Acts 




CELEBRATION WORSHIP: 


"Bridges" 


taking off of "Like 


a Bridge 


Over Troubled Water" 





~'7nG NOVEMBER 12 
Elders 
8:30 A.M. Harold Crowder and 
William Schilling 
11:00 A 6 M. Cecil Rice and 



Glenn Miller 

7:00 P.M. James Ruble 

Deacons 
6:30 A.M. R. Gerow, W. Gumpp, 
C. Hetrick, A.E. Huddleston 
11:00 A.M. R. Johnson, W. Koeh« 
linger, V. Moore, T. Ogles, R. 
Russell , R. Wortley, S. Cole, 
P. Yentes 

Deaconesses 
Mrs. J.E. Weicker and Mrs. 
Robert Ogles 

Ushers 
8:30 A.M. G. Bruckman, D. 
Smith, G„ VanWagner, M. Olson, 
J, Weicker 
|ll:00 A^M^ M, Heller, A 
J * Sauerwein, M. Smith, 
jJgL s .g g..> D » Passw aterj ^ 



Cook, 
H a Stev- 

Olson 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 

LUTHERAN: 465 Mrs. Edna Bowen 
ST. JOSEPH: 504 Mr s Marion Favory 
PARKVIEW: 10Bs Mrs, Vada Tatman 
BOOTH MEMORIAL- COVLNGTON^KY: 

Rev. Barton Johnson, who had 
emergency surgery on 11/4 for 
four hours and possible will be 
having more this week. 

WEDDING BY PASTOR: 

Thomas Ivan Purkhiser and Kar- 
en Sue Dailey on 11/4/72, They 
are residing in Apt, G-12, 1823 
Griswold Drive, 05 . 

SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED. . . 

To Mr. and Mrs, Robert Sweet, 
in the death of their daughter, 
Michelle Lucille, who was born 
on 11/2. 



| RESPONSE TO INVITATION SUNDAY: 

MISS JUDITH EILEEN FORD, 2121% 
Wells Street, made her confession 
of faith and was baptized during 
our Meditative Worship on Sunday 
morning. We welcome Judy in this 
common obedience to Christ as Lord. 
She is a clerk-typist for the cl- 
aims office of the Insurance Com- 
pany of North America. Sewing, 
bowling, and camping are special 
interests. Her work phone is 484- 
4181 and her zip number is 08. 

GODSPEED AS MOVE TO NEW HOME : 

Hendricks and Mary Love and dau- 
ghter, Susan, will be leaving after 
next Sunday to make their new home 
in Tulsa, Oklahoma,, They have ser- 
ved First Christian as elder, dea- 
conesses, teachers, youth sponsors, 
choir singers , world outreach- 
chairman, and church school supply 
secretary, Sunday the 12th is the 
.last with us. We thank them for 
their ministry among us here and 
ask God f s blessing on them in their 
new location, 

STUDY GROUP PARTY 

All of our study groups have 
been invited to bring their fam- 
ilies and join in' the party in Fel- 
lowship Hall this Friday evening, 
November 10, at 6:30 P.M. Bring 
covered dishes sufficient for your 
family and your own table service. 
Come prepared for a full evening of 
fun, fellowship, and sharing. 



PANTRY NOTE 
You will help the Pantry 
Committee so much if you 
will mark the sizes in 
the uffed clothing you 
hrina for the Pantmf. 



HOSTING OUR COFFEES AND COKE PARTIES FOR. LAY WITNESS MISSION: 



One meaningful part of our Lay Witness Mission weekend, December 1-3, 
will be the coffees and coke parties held in homes across our community. 
All members and friends will be invited to a group near them. Plan to 
share in these coffee groups at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 2. 
They are for both men and women. They will be led by our visiting team 
members. 

ADDRESS 



HOSTING 
Herdis & Audrey Helmuth 
Larry & Cheri Barnes 
Mark & Rosemary Krull 
James & Mary Anne Heiney 
Bill & Marge Lehman 
Orie & Marilyn McDougle 
Don & Judy Passwater 
Robert & Inez Petty 
Ray & Sharon Fredricks 
Gale & Mimi Hunt 
Bruce & Ruth Stone 
Bill & Joann Franklin 
Mrs, Ina Smith 
George & Sara Davis 
Ralph & Judy Church 
Myrl & Penny Beachley 
Tom & Susan Knuckles 
Mildred Hartman & Mildred 

Hutchison 
Mrs, Ethel Lahmon 
Walter & Edna Bowen 
Louis & Anna Chasar 
Virgil & Bernice Montgomery 
Homer & Hortense Stevenson 
Earl & Reba Fusselman 
Gene £ Eileen Klepfer 
Don & Ruby Pomeroy 
Harley & Ethel Powell 



1232 Fairfield 
1547 Knox, New Haven 
3466 S. Washington Rd. 
5712 Northridge 
4110 Huth Drive 
1109 N. Anthony Blvd. 
1819 Crescent Ave. 
3721 Kirkwood 
3430 Kewatin Ct. 
5322 Dial Rd. 
1408 Traders Crossing 
3615 Bowser Ave, 
4321 Champlain Dr 9 
4610 Hessen Cassel Rd & 
5126 Werling Dr. 
4128 Wayne Trace 
6112 Lawnsdowne 

422 W. Oakdale Dr* 

223 W Sherwood Terrace 
1017 Pasadena Dr. 
6141 S* Calhoun 
716 Archer Ave. 
5022 Gardenview 
6309 Bluffton Rd c 
806 Ardis 
7611 Worth Dr. 



PKONE 

743-4353 

493-2839 

432-6181 

432-5967 

432-3197 

429-6194 

422-5968 

484-4686 

493-1157 

485-3608 

637-6805 

456-8918 

744-4579 

446-7321 

447-5691 

447-6314 

444-8173 

745-1944 
745-9538 
449-1264 
744-0753 
427-7102 
747-5651 
747-5927 
747-3077 
747-9790 



Rt. 1, Roanoke, 8624 Aboite Rd. 672-2387 



COKE PARTIES FOR YOUTH: 

College & Career - Ed and Debbie Allen 306 E, Maple Grove 

Grades 11 & 12 - Cindy Hunt 1721 Shamrock 

Grades 9 & 10 - Bill Urich 3315 Ivy League 

Grades 7 & 8 At the church 

Grades 5 & 6 At the church 



745-4317 
747-6480 
748-7709 



THANKSGIVING DINNER - November 19 

5:30 P.M. is the beginning 
time for ail families to share 
a covered dish dinner at the ch- 
urch. New members since May 1, 
will be special guests. Keith 
and Virginia Hall, missionaries 
to India, whom we have helped 
to support since 1945 will be 
sharing with us the evening and 
speaking. Special music and 
singing is planned. Bring table 
service and a covered dish* 

HELP THROUGH SAVING- 
STAMPS AND COUPONS 

All are encouraged to share 
in the CWF USED STAMP PROJECT. 
There is a new recepticle on the 
window sill opposite the Chapel* 
Please deposit stamps there for 
Mrs, Bette Gerrard to process 
and mail on. Cut stamps out 
where sealed and allow an edge 
so you do not damage the stamp. 
All foreign and U.S.A. stamps 
are wanted except small regular 
issues under 25c, small airmail 
stamps, and small Canadian 
stamps. 

In the first five months of 
1972 this project netted $2,250 
for our brotherhood's department 
of church in society to aid hum- 
an need through Heifer Project, 
Inc, and the Food for Work pro- 
gram of Church World Service. 

Betty Crocker coupons can be 
deposited in the box in the kit- 
chen. These are also cared for 
by Mrs. Gerrard and are used to 
secure additional kitchen sup- 
plies and equipment. 



YOUTH NOTES 

CYF will use the fourth of the 
"Interrobang" tapes for their meet- 
ing this Sunday evening, November 
12. Each member of the group has 
been asked, during this week, 
make sincere effort to sense 



to 

the 



presence of God in their life th- 
rough prayer, 

CHI RHO will meet this Sunday 
at 5:30. We will meet in the kit- 
chen and bake cookies to be shared 
the following week with some of our 
shut-in members. Ben and Val Tay- 
lor and Tom and Barbara Leek will 
be meeting with the group. 

JUNIOR DISCIPLES will be having 
a panel discussion this week as 
they meet with sponsors Barbara 
Schrock and Donna and Bob Johnson. 

STUDY GROUP MEETINGS 

Study Group #2 will meet on Monday 

November 13, at 7:30 P.M. with Jack 

and Doris Sauerwein, 4715 South 

Wayne. Nancy Wortley will be the 

Study Leader. 

Study Group //3 will meet on Monday, 

November 13, at 7:30 P.M. with 

Larry and Cheri Barnes, 1547 Knox. 

Natalie Urich and Paul Dunham will 

be Study Leaders. 



ABOITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 
Worship and Communion each Sun- 
day at 10:30 A.M. Paul Dunham 
Preaching. 

The Aboite Church will be hav- 
ing a Basement Sale November 10- 
11. Any items you would donate 
for sale would be appreciated. 



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V OLUME XXX Novem ber 15, 1972 



No, 59 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 
8:30 A.M. Meditative Worship 
9:45 A. Me Church School 
11:00 A.M. Divine Worship 
4:30 P.M. C.Y.F Interrobang 
5:30 P.M, All Church Dinner, with Mr. and Mrs. 

Keith Hall , speakers 
Junior Disciples - No Meeting this Sunday 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 
1 0: 00 A . M . Study Group at Church 
11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Chapel open each day 

for Prayer through December 1. 
7:30 P. M. Study Group # 2 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 
1:00 P.M. Christian Women's Fellowship - 

General meeting. 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 
7:30 P.M. Union Thanksgiving Service at Sacred 

Heart Catholic Church at Gaywood and 

Capitol Avenue 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 

THANKSGIVING DAY 



WORSHIP CORNUCOPIA FOR PANTRY 
Canned fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, 
juices — Yes, all staple foods are asked to 
be brought to worship to fill our cornucopia 
basket full and overflowing in Thanksgiving ! 



HAROLD E. CLINE, EDITOR 



SECOND CLASS 

POSTAGE 

PAID 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 




THANKSGIVING WORSHIPS: 

8; 30 & 11:00 A.M. — Unique Expression 

THANKSGIVING OUTREACH OFFERING 
All Church School and special envelopes 

THANKSGIVING DINNER: 

All Church Dinner at 5:30 P.M. 

THANKSGIVING NEIGHBORHOOD WORSHIP 
7:30 on 22nd at Sacred Heart Roman Cath- 
olic Church. 

FOR DETAILS -- READ PAGE FOUR! 



■.iERVING NOVEMBER 19 
ELDERS 

8:30 A.M. Larry Barnes, Robert Ray 1 
11:00 A, M, William Grouse, James Ruble 

DEACONS 
8:30 A 9 M„ Arthur Mowery, E.M. O'Laughlin, 

LeRoy Timbrook, Max Finkhousen 
11:00 A.M.. Leon Johns, Herbert Banet, Marvin 
Crouse, Dennis Andrew, Merle Grimm, Robt. 
Hendricks, Robert Petty, Donald Pomeroy 

DEACONESSES 
Mrs., J„ E. Weicker, Mrs. Robert Ogles 
USHERS 

8:30 A.M.. Geo„ Bruckman, Don Smith, G. Van- 
Wagner, M. Olson, JackWeicker 
11:00A.M. M. Heller, A.Cook, J.Sauerwein, 
M. Smith, H.Stevenson, D.Passwater, D.Olson 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS; 

Lutheran Hospital: 465 Mrs. Edna Bowen, 240 
Mrs., Fern Tee pie 
Booth Hospital, Covington, Ky. Rev. Barton Johnson 
Parkview: Mrs, Alpha Piercy, Rm 309 

SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED TO Mrs. Albert Powell 
in the death of her sister a couple of weeks ago. 

STAFF NOTES: 

Mrs.. Barbara Short is currently on a two week 
vacation from the office.. 

Syed Parvais Ahmed, a student at Ivy Tech, has 
been hired as weekend custodian. Just call him 
'Abraham", His parents are natives of India and 
Pakistan, 

Ed, Allen, Jr. will begin his second period as 
Intern on Saturday, November 18 
THANK YOU: 

"We are pleased to report that my health is almost 
back to normal and that we are serving at the West- 
side Christian Church in Evansville. Your cards and 
your prayers were a very real blessing to me during 
my hospitalization and made a strong contribution 
to putting me back in Christian Service. Thank you. 
Lozier and Betty Ziegler 
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C.W.F. GENERAL MEETING 

All women are invited next Tuesday, Nov. 21, 
1:00 P.M. for the November CWF meeting. The 
program and worship is a special Thanksgiving Ca 
dlelighting service led by Deanna Ruble and Jean 
Gerow of the Brummel Group. Hosting is the Higdc 
Group and refreshments by the Gamboe Group. 

MEMORIAL AND SIECIAL GIFTS: 

Mrs. Evelyn Gaskill made a special gift for Na 

thex furniture in memory of her husband Ansel Ga 

kill. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Birkhold made a gift in 

memory of Mrs. Ella Maxwell. 

In memory of Mrs. Ruby Hilker gifts were recei 
ved from Mrs. Ida Weaver, Mrs. Lillian Scott, anc 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Birkhold, and Mr. & Mrs, Ralph 
Church. 

These gifts totalled $141 for the various funds of 
the Memorial and Special Gift program of the 
Church. Gifts are welcome at any time in menu 
or/ of persons and are handled according to the pr< 
gram established by the congregation last spring. 
Questions or information concerning this program i 
eluding Will bequests should be directed to the Sea 
ior Pastor or members of the Finance Committee. 

CYF INTERROBANG 

The CYF will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 P.M. this 
coming Sunday to complete discussion and use of 
last week's tape. The rest of our evening program 
gives way to our Thanksgiving Dinner. Celebration 
Worship participants are invited to join the Euchari. 
ist in the parlor immediately after the other progra; 



BOITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 

10:30 A.M. - Thanksgiving Sunday Worship with 
Ed. Allen, Jr. preaching. 

7:30 P.M. - Community Thanksgiving Service I 
four congregations with Paul Dunham preaching. 

Thanks to the Aboite Church for the supply of 
food given the Pantry. 



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CHILD CARE AT EVERY SERVICE! 



ACTIONS BY THE CHURCH BOARD ON JNOvEmBER 7, 1972 

The Board Unanimously approved the working statement of purpose of the planning committee. It reads 
as follows: 

"The purpose of First Christian Church is to enable persons to discover and relate to Jesus Christ in order 
that: 1. They experience meaning and satisfaction in their own lives; 
2„ They develop a contagious impact on others; and 

3. They demonstrate a growing love for all persons and groups of persons both in the community 
and in the world. " 

A minor procedure of the "PROGRAM AND POLICIES FOR MEMORIALS, SPECIAL GIFTS , AND WILL BE- 
QUESTS TO FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF FORT WAYNE, INDIANA. " was amended to allow for only 
one signer for operating checking and savings accounts. Two signatures are still required on all major 
funds. This was a joint recommendation of the finance committee and trustees. 

At the recommendation of the Information Services committee room numbering and naming plaques 
were approved for immediate installations and policies were established for the bulletin boards a The 
bulletin board opposite the offices becomes the official announcement board; the NE and SW boards be- 
come artistic display boards^ and the ground floor hall will be a building lay-out explanation. 

A motion from the Membership committee was established to institute new member orientation meet- 
ings immediately. Six key leaders, host persons, and new members will share the evening informally. 
The first two sessions for new members during this church year will be Sunday and Monday evenings, Nov- 
ember 26 and 27. 

Recommendations approved from the Christian Action and Community Service committee included ap- 
proval to supply 200 loaves of bread for the Martin Luther King Center for Christmas food and encourage- 
ment of groups to cooperate in the PACE Christmas parties in various state penal and correctional insti- 
tutions. 



OUR LAY WITNESS MISSION IS COMING ON DECEMBER 1, 2, 3. 
SAY "YES" now to the invitations extended for; 

- All-Church Dinner and Opening Session on Friday at 6:30 P. M. 

- Phone invitation to nearby coffee or youth coke party. 

- The Women & Girls Luncheon and the Men & Boys Luncheon Saturday noon. 

3 RAY IN behalf of this weekend together: 

- Include the following addition to our team members for personal prayers of intercession: 
Mr. &Mrs„ Hobe Albright, Dunlap Illinois; Mr. & Mrs. J. W. R. Alfred, Fredericksburg, 
Virginia; Mrs. Frederick Laeser, Monroe, Wisconsin; and Mr. Benjamin E. Carver, Fredericks- 
burg, Virginia. 

- Use our Chapel for prayer and meditation daily from lhOO A.M. until 2:00 P.M. from Monday 
November 20, through December 1. Come and go at your convenience. A full printed list of the 
guest LWM team will be available for intercessory prayer as well as other prayer and meditative 
helps. 



_E X P RES_S_I_OJ^_S OF THANKj 

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY WORSHIP 
Morning Worships at 8:30 & ll:00A.M e 

Prepare by reading Psalm 103 , 104, 105, 106, 107 and Ephesians 1:3-10 and 
Philippians 4:4-20, 

Bring a personal list of things for which you give thanks. Bring food to share 
in the Worship Cornucopia for the Pantry Program. 

THANKSGIVING OFFERINGS 

We need to receive a minimum of $1, 819 in regular envelope giving for on 
going work of our church. Then the total Church School offering and the spe- 
cial Thanksgiving envelope is an over-and-above offering for world outreach 
through Unified Promotion of the Christian Churches. 

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT 5:30 P. M. 

An All-Church dinner is scheduled for 5:30 P.M. ,with 21 new members as 
special guests along with Keith and Virginia Hall who have been evangelistic 
missionaries serving in India since 1945. Bring table service and covered 
dishes according to this general guideline: A-H salads, I-M hot vegetables 
N-R meat dish, S-Z desserts. Singing is under the direction of Natalie Urich. 
The. Halls will speak. Child Care provided, 

ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY - THANKSGIVING 

Sunday, November 19th, marks our 101st anniversary as a chartered congre- 
gation and marks 20 years in the current building and location. Our heritage 

as a congregation and the dedication of those before us gives added cause for 
Thanksgiving to God. 

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION WORSHIP 

Participants in Celebration Worship are asked to share in the program of the All-Church Dinner. A 
Communion celebration will be held in the Parlor for those notin morning worshi p immediately fol- 
lowing the dinner program. 

NEIGHBORHOOD UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE 

r J- 30 ^' 'Wednesday the 22nd at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Gaywood and Capitol Avenue. 
Father John GUlig and Rev. William Meddock will bring brief meditations. Dr. Cline will be leading 
m a special Thanksgiving reading. 

THANKSGIVING FOR LAY WITNESS MISSION 

ofifi? wT ° f f;" itUde P6rVadeS ° Ur ChUrCh f ° r th£ effMtS ° f ma ^ in P re P ari *S fOT «* weekend 
of the Lay Witness Mission both in work and in prayera. We will be long indebted to our guest team 

LdTvo tb me " th6ir ° W " dme and 6XPenSe t0 Share ** " ab ° ut Christ " We °- have 38 adults 

hanLuT "I 2 OUF t£am 8 Stat6S - °" an " Cipati0n " th3t ^ ° f °» *'°^ ^ **Y b e 

-hankful for this coming experience of our Lay Witness Mission. 




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Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

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HAROLD E. CLINE, EDITOR 



SECOND CLASS 

POSTAGE 

PAID 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



NOVEMBER 22, 1972 



No, 60 



CHURCH CALENDAR 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 
7:00 P.M. Lay Witness Mission Prayer Committee 

and other interested persons, for prayer* 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 
10:00 A. M Finance Committee and Trustees 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 

8:30 A.M. Meditative Worship 

9:45 A. M. Church School 
1 1 : 00 A . M . D ivine Worship 
Sermon: "Beginning With Me" 

5:30 P. M e Evening Fellowship Groups 

7:00 P 6 M. Celebration Worship 

8: 15 P, M e New Member Orientation 
MONDA Y, NOVEMBER 27 
11:00 to 2:00 P„M„ Chapel open for prayer 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 
11:00 to 2:00 P.M. Chapel open for prayer 

7:30 P B M. Church Planning Committee 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 
6:30 P.M. 24 hour Prayer Vigil begins 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3)0 
7:30 P.M. Choir Rehearsal 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 

6:30 P.M. L. W.M. Opening dinner 



WORSHIP CORNUCOPIA FOR PANTRY 
Canned fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, 
juices - Yes, all staple foods are asked to 
be brought to worship to fill our cornucopia 
basket full and overflowing in Thanksgiving 



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A FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN 



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Concern has been expressed and is being ex- 
pressed in many ways in these weeks as we move 
towards our Lay Witness Mission., We trust that 
every member and friend of our congregation is 
aware of the rich opportunity just ahead during 
this "in church retreat". Again this week the 
basic program is outlined on Page 3, We wish 
that each person would avail himself of each 
session of our Lay Witness Mission. If you need a 
ride, call the church office for transportation is 
available. 

It is recognized in the final analysis that parti- 
cipation is the determination of each person and 
each family. This weekend has been announced 
for six months now. The responsibility of being 
present rests on each person. Concern for one 
another cannot make the decision. Only each 
person has that power* 
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PREPARATION SUNDAY FOR 

LAY WITNESS MISSION 
Attend at least one of our three worships: 
8:30 & 11:00 A.M.; 7:00P e M. 

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TRYING NOVEMBER 26 
ELDERS 
8:30 A.M. Fred Smell, George Davis 
1 1:00 A.M. Rolland Ripple, Ray Fredericks 

DEACONS 
8:30 A.M. John Hechler, Robert Ogles, Thomas 

Frappier, Orie McDougle 
11:00 A.M. Ed Allen, Sr. Walter Bowen, Romane 
Cole, Ronald Gerow, Walter Gumpp, Clar- 
ence Hetrick, A.E.Huddleston, C. Robert 
Johnson. 

DEA CONESSES 
Mrs. Dennis Andrew, Mrs. Rolland Ripple 
USHERS 
8:30 A.M. George Bruckman, Don Smith, C.Van 

Wagner, M. Olson, Jack Weicker. 
11:00 A, M. M. Heller, A.Cook, J.Sauerwein, M. 
Smith, H.Stevenson, D.Passwater, D.Olson 



PERSONAL MENTION 
jN HOSPITALS: Lutheran- 240 Mr. Robt. Sheets 
Parkview: 434 Mr. Chester Norton 
Lutheran: 691 Mrs. Fern Teeple 

CONGRATULATIONS ON BIRTH: 

To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGinnes, a daugh- 
ter, Amanda Marie, born on November 16, 1972, 
THANKS FOR SECRETARIAL HELP: 

Andrea Benny, Elsie Widler, and Sharon Fred- 
ericks have helped with some office work in the 
absence of our receptionist-secretary. Thanks ! 
THANKS TO OUTREACH COMMITTEE: 

For the deocrations and preparations for last 
Sunday evening we thank Helen Clymore, Helen 
Williams, Dorothy Ikenberry, Robert Hendricks 
and Larry Barnes along with host families of our 
new members. 

CF1ANGE IN LWM COFFEE: 

Mr. and Mrs. Don Parlette will Host the coffee 
originally set for Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bowen be- 
cause of the latter's surgery. 

OUR SYMPATHY is extended to Earl Snouffer and 
family in the death of his mother, Mrs. Mamie 
Snouffer - November 20 1972 



THE CALL TO GIVING: 

Our budget giving last Sunday was only 
$1, 230. 37. This is nearly $600 short of our 
weekly needs. This pattern has continued 
too much during the summer and fall mon- 
ths so that we have accummulated a short- 
age in budget giving of over $6, 000. This 
has caused our regular account to continue 
in thened at about $1,200 as it has been 
now for one full year. We are trying to 
hold spending down, but find it difficult in 
light of the low giving. 

Surely the Thanksgiving season should 
call for generous giving. This needs to be 
reflected in the life of the church. We need 
gifts large or small from all members and 
friends! ! We need generous and large gifts 
from those who can afford them ! ! Surely 
the rich blessings of life in Christ of our 
land of opportunity and plenty, and of the 
blessings at our disposal can be reflected in 
our giving to God. Our financial need is a 
serious concern in the life of our congrega- 
tion just now. It calls for the help of all 
persons . 

Our Thanksgiving offering for world 
outreach totals $541 to date. This is an 
over-and-above budget effort. We welcome 
giving for this need. and encourage it. 

Our Centennial and Indiana Appeal of- 
fering which is also over-and-above giving 
now totals $27,445, 84 e We rejoice in this 
and anticipate going over $30, 000 by the 
end of December. 

PANTRY GIVING: 

In addition to the many staples brought 
last Sunday, we give thanks to Sigma Lamb- . 
da Fraternity at St. Francis College and the 
Waynedale United Methodist Church for 
food gifts for this emergency aid. Several 
individuals have also contributed money 
gifts. 



2 JP JL. I* A _Y WITNESS MJ_S M 0_N - D J9EMEER _1 ^ 3 

The major program highlight of th is church year is just over one week away. It is a weekend 
encounter for every member and friend of our church. 45 to 50 guests are coming to lead us out of their 
own lives — truck driver, dentist, building consultant, farmer, banker, airline executive, college stu- 
dent, high schooler, housewife, and other vocations. Fellowship among our people, small group exper- 
ience, joyous singing, sharing and listening by our guests, praying — many things will make this week- 
end. We believe that God will be working through it all. 

6:30 P.M Friday, December 1 — All Church Dinner and Opening Session 

Program - Milford Chewning presiding, singing, introduction of guests, sharing by witnesses, 
small groups, report session. The small groups will be divided among adults, 
various age groups of youth, and children from 7 to 1 1 with Mr. Chewning and 
Dr. Cline and Mrs. Bixenman. 

Child Care will begin at 6:15 for children who have eaten prior to coming. Other children 
eating with the adults should be taken to the rooms immediately after the meal< 
Child Care is from to 6 age. 

This is a pitch-in meal. Bring table service. Each family needs to bring a meat dish plus some 
other generous serving. Singles need to bring generously. We will have about 50 
guests for whom we are providing food. Use door into Primary Rooms off the parking 
lor, Baskets will be left in the Primary Rooms and food tables will be in room next 
to Fellowship Hall, We will assemble with table service in hand in the Worship Nave. 



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10; 00 A.M. , Saturday, December 2 -- 33 Coffees and - Coke Parties 

All are invited to a nearby home for a coffee group led by our visiting team members. If any 
are without an invitation, call the church office. Our Yo uth from grades 5 to S will meet here 
a^t he church. 9th a nd ltOth graders will have transportation leaving the church for Urich's at 
9:30. Older high schoolers and college and career are in homes. 

12:30 P.M. Saturday, December 2 — Luncheons 

Child Care will be provided at the church for children to 9. Feed children before coming or 

bring a sack lunch. Milk will be provided . 

Women and Girls Salad Lunch eon in our Fellowship Hall - Girls 10 and above are invited to 

this meal, Bring a salad per family and table service. 
Men and Boys Served Luncheon at Lincolnshire Church of The Brethren for $1. 25 per person for 

Boys 10 and over. We will pay at door. 

7:30 P.M . Saturday, December 2 -- Evening Session 

Child Care for age to 6 will be provided beginning at 7:15. The other children can join with 
adults for the opening and then be in separate groups for the most of the evening. Singing, sharing 
and Small groups will be meaningful and significant. 

Sunday, December 3 -- Worship, Church School, and Evaluation 

Anticipation is high that this will be one of the high days in our church life during both worship 
hours, in all youth and adult church school classes, and in the celebration and evaluation session 
of our people at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday evening after the team has left. 



EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUPS 



Both the Youth and Junior Choirs will rehearse at 
the usual times, 6:30 and 5:30 respectively, this 
Sunday, As we prepare for the holiday season, re- 
gular attendance in these choirs i s essential, 

CYF will meet as usual from 5:30 - 6:30 this Sunday 
and will use the 5th of the six INTERROBANG 
TAPES . Members are reminded of their discussion 

a assignment with a parent or other adult during this 

week, 

CYFers are also reminded to be here for the coffee 
hour this Sunday as we are the hostesses this week. 

CHI RHO MEMBERS WILL ENJOY A FILM, "Why 
We Celebrate Thanksgiving" at their usual 5:30 
meeting. This group is also reminded of their as- 
signment to help clean up following the dinner on 
Friday evening of the Lay Witness Mission, Dec, 1. 



Chi Rho officers for this year have been elec- 
ted as follows: Chad Cline, President; Bill Urich. 
Vice President; Mike Gardner, Secretary; and ' 
Fred Richardson, Treasurer. 

Junior Disciples will meet as usual from 6:00 to 
7;00, following the Junior Choir, 

The Adult Study Group from 5:30 to 7:00 P, 
M. will be completing the study of the Gospel 
of Luke. It is open for new participants. 

We have paid child care for pre-schoolers 
from 5:15 to 8:15 each Sunday evening. 

Those is Grades 1, 2, & 3, have Children's 
Story Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 P M, 



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let us know your intentions about the following meals: 

FRIDAY NIGHT -All Church Dinner - Opening Session 

SATURDAY NOON -Women and Girls Salad Luncheon 

- Men and Boys Served Luncheon 
SUNDAY NOON - Informal Boxed Chicken Dinner 
P'HONE NOW: 



Church Office 
Dr. James Ruble 
Edna Vaught 
Virginia Bruckman 
Rosemary Krull 
Ed. Allen 



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/olume XXX November 29 » 1972 No. 60 



CHURCH CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY, DEC- 



MBER 1 



2^ & 3 - LAY WITNESS MIS- 



SION (see full calendar on page 3) 

dONDAY, DECEMBER 4 

7:30 P.M. LWM Follow Thru Committee 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 
):00 AM, Kepple Group, Reba 
?usselman, 6309 Bluff ton Rd. 
7:00 P.M. Elder's Meeting 
3:00 P e M 9 Board Meeting 




LAY WITNESS MISSION 



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 

?:00 A.M. Spice Group , Rychie 

Smell, 4126 Roxton Lane 

7:45 P.M.. Higdon Group, Esther 

liitton, 3308 S* Clinton 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 

7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir 

Rehersal 

7:30 P.M. Brummel Group, Pat 

Skelton, 241 E. Pettit 



This weekend is set for all to ex- 
perience the love of God and to find 
the encouragement and examples to be 
carriers of that love. Our Lay Wit- 
ness Mission has been discussed in 
our church for over a year and was 
scheduled by the Church Board in May. 
This is the weekend! Share beginning 
with Friday night! We are looking 
and praying that all will take advan- 
tage of this experience combining the 
preparation and prayers of us and 
others, the sharing and loving by our 
guest team, and the working of God 
through the channels of lives open to 
him. Cornel Let God speak! 



SERVING DECEMBER 3 "— ^ 
Elders^ 
gjjO A.M. Mark Snyder and 



Waiter Keebortz 

11:00 A.M. Earl Plummer and 



David Griggs 

[7:00 A.M^_ Cecil Rice 

Deacons^ 
8; 30 A.M. W. Koehlinger, V. 
Moors, I. Ogles, R. Russell 
11:00 A.M. R. Wort ley, S e 
Cole, P, Yentes, A. Mowery, 
E. O f Laughlin, L Timbrook, 
Finkhousen, L. Johns 

Norma Andrew and Genevieve Ripple 
^shers^ 
G, Bruckman, 



Bane t, I 



Cook, 



J. Kirsch, R„ Flickinger, 

Hunt, M. Terry 
^llMA^L, M, Heller, A. 
JD. Allen, H. Stevenson, R. 
[Clifton f G. Bozarth. A 9 Smith 
PER SOB A I MENTION 

IN HOSPITALS: 

^-/g.gggj?. 4 ^ ^- <>Z£s Conner 

433 Mr. David Uoqg 

jorkoiew 434 Mr, Chester Norton 

215 Marilyn Smit) 
^£h££2H 691 Mrs, Fern Teeple 

662 Mr. Robert Sheets 



YOU ARE INCITED; All sessions 
of our Lay Witness Mission are 
open, Adjustments can be made 
on all meals except too many 
at the last minute for the Men 
& Boys Luncheon. Our concern 
is that every member and fri- 
end come and share this exper- 
ience. Even if you had decid- 
ed at one time not to come, 
you are asked to come and join 
the others. 



NOVEMBER AVERAGES J 

CHURCH WORSHIP 346 

CHURCH SCHOOL 188 

BUDGET GIVING $1598.04 

APPEAL GIVING 399.78 

NEW MEMBER DURING NOVEMBER: 
Miss Judith Ford 

THANKSGIVING OFFERING FOR OUTREACH: 

A total of $686 9 16 was received 
for our World Outreach Thanksgiving 

Offering. We thank all who shared 
in this over-and-above effort. 




,0 
, Jome, 

femmanviel 



ADVENT SEASON OPENS SUNDAY: 

The first candle of our Advent 
Wreath will be lit during both wor- 
ship hours this coming Sunday morn- 
ing, We will have family groups 
lead in this part of our worship 
leading to Christmas, 

Some of the special highlights 
of the Christmas Season include: 
SUNDAY, DE CEMBER JOj^ ^jjOO^J^ 

All Church Caroling Night 
SUNDAY, DEC EMBER 17 - 7 : OOJLiL 

Special Christmas Carol Program 
SUNDAY f DECEMBER 24 - 

'8:30 A.M. Meditative Worship 
11:00 A.M. Divine Worship with 
the Chancel Choir leading the 
whole service. 
11:00 P.M. Candelighting Christ- 
mas Eve Worship led by College 
and Career Youth, Chancel Choir, 
and Pastors. 



LAY WITNESS MISSION SCHEDULE 

6:3 P.M. F riday, December 1— All Chur c h Dinner and Opening Session 

Program: Milford Chewning presiding, singing, introduction of guests, 
sharing by witnesses, small groups, report session The 
small groups will be divided among adults, various age groups 
of youth, and children from 7 to 11 with Mr e Chewning and Dr. 
Cline and Mrs. Bixenman. 
Child Care will begin at 6:15 for children who have eaten prior to com- 
ing. Other children eating with the adults should be taken 
to the rooms immediately after the meal. Child Care is from 
to age 6. 
This is a pitch-in meal. Bring table service. Each family needs to 

bring a meat dish plus some other generous serving* Singles 
need to bring generously. We will have about 50 guests for 
whom we are providing food. Use door into Primary Rooms off 
parking lot. Baskets will be left in the Primary Rooms and 
food tables will be in the room next to Fellowship Hall. We 
will assemble with table service in hand in the Worship Nave. 
LO'OO A.M. Saturday, December 2— Coffees and Coke Parties 

All are invited to share in one of the coffees or coke parties. If you 
do not have a special invitation, go to the home most convenient or cl- 
osest to you, as listed on page 7 Youth of grades 5 to 8 will be at 
the church, transportation will leave the church at 9:30 for the Urichs, 
older youth go directly to homes. 
■2:30 P.M. Saturda y ^ December 2— Luncheons 

Child Care will be provided at the church for children to 9. Feed 
children before coming or bring a sack lunch. Milk will be provided. 
Women and Girls Salad Luncheon in our Fellowship Hail, girls 10 and 
above are invited to this meal, bring a salad per family and table 
service, 

Men . a? j„ j®Z s s er ved Luncheon at Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren for 

$1,25 per person for boys 10 and over. We will pay at the door c 

' : ^® LJis Saturday f December 2— Evening Session 

Child Care for age 6 to 6 will be provided beginning at 7:15. The other 
children can join with adults for the opening and then be in separate 
groups for the most of the evening. Singing, sharing and small groups 
will be meaningful and significant . 

Sunday, December 3-- Worship, Church School, and Evaluation 

8:30 A.M. and 11:00 A„M Sunday, December 3: Morning Worships 

Milford Chewning, our coordinator, will speak during both hours. The 

services will point to a worship climax to our weekend = 

9:45 A.M. Sunday, December 3: Church School 

Our guest team will lead all youth and adult classes. 

7:00 P.M. Sunday, December 3: Celebration, Sharing, Evaluation 

This will be a very spontaneous hour led and shared by our people as 

we reflect upon what God has been doing during the weekend among us. 

It Will rl ifflfl.Q in a RnnliayieHn PfllaKrofi'^n 



THE LAY WITNESS MISSION 
GUEST TEAM AND HOUSING FOR THE LAY WITNESS MISSION 

Coordinator: 

Mr. Milfrod Chewning, P.O. Box 391, Fairfax, Alabama, 36854 
Te am Members and Host Families 

Mr. and Mrs. Robe (Polly) Albright, 1201 W. Woodside Dr. , Dunlap 
Illinois, 81525 

Mr, and Mrs, Ron (Jeanne) Gerow, 4701 S. Wayne, 07, 456-5017 
Mr, and Mrs, J.W.R. Alfred, P.O. Box 1146, Fredricksburg, Va» , 22401 

Mr, and Mrs, Fred (Rychie) Smell, 4126 Roxton Lane, 05, 485-0148 
Dr. and Mrs. Jack (Judy) Boyd, 10531 Unaas Trail, Fori Waune, 04 
Mr. Benjamin E. Carver, P.O. Box 3396, Fredricksburg, Va. , 22401 

Mr. and Mrs, Holland (Genevieve) Ripple, 3405 Central, 06, 440-2564 
Mrs, Lenard (Marie) Cramer, 302 Dawnlee, Portage, Michigan, 49081 

Mrs. Dorothy Merriman, 4323 Marquette Dr. 9 06, 745-9919 
Mr. and Mrs, Harry (Ginny) Dawson, Rt. 1, Craw fords v ill e, Ind, 47933 

Mr, and Mrs. John (Connie) Merrill, 7116 Rose Ann Parkwpy 04 

432-2810 *• ■• 

and Mrs. John (Joan) French, 23421 Candock, Rockwood, Mich,, 49081 
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil (Almeda) Rice : 3402 River Forest Dr« , 05, 748-199^ 
md Mrs, Maurice (Barb) Gordy, 253? W. Hunt, Decatur, Ill a , 62526 ' 
- id Mrs. Hugh (Gwynth) Rice, 7001 Premiere Dr., 19, 747-2662 
dr /' Davld Bonnie) Griffith, Box 95, Dadeville, Ala,, 3686- 
Mr. and Mrs, Harold (Colyn) Crowder, 1024 Olympia Dr. 19, 747-7192 
Mr. ana Mrs, Jim (Carolyn) Rolling sworth, 5204 Pleasant Rim Parkway, 
IndzanapoUs, Indiana, 46219 

Mr. and Mrs. Andy (Joyce) Crowe, 4727 Innsbruck, 15, 48S-2861 
Mr and Mrs, Jake (Thelma) Hoke, c/o Bank of Lee's Summit, lee's 
Sumrmt, Missouri, 64063 

?ci ?ono MrS# Merle (Bett y> Gri ™>, 1320 Sherwood Terrace, 07, 
456-7808 9 

Mr. and Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Rocks, 5925 Sherwood Drive, Peoria 
Illznozs, 61614 

Mr and Mrs. Dean (Elsie) Widler, 2124 Cheri Ct. , 04, 432-3642 

i/™\,l* e1 ? y) Koehler > Q/o st - J °hn's United Church of Christ, 
1/14 14ta Street, Monroe, Wisconsin, 52566 
Mrs, Irene Cline, 129 Lexington Ave. 06, 745-9380 
Mr and Mrs. Everett (Kay) Kussmann, 2735 N. 48th Terrace, Kansas 
Czty, Kansas, 66104 

Mr and Mrs. Henry (Ethel) Flowers, 9410 Saratoga Rd. 04, 432-1654 

Mrs Fredrick Laeser, 1769 14th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin, 53566 
Mrs. Irene Cline, 129 Lexington Ave. 06, 745-9380 



Mrs. Lewis (Betty) McPherren, 7700 Indiana Lake Road, Indianapolis . 
Indiana, 46236 
Mrs, Peggy Buskirk, 4430 Wilmette Dr» 06, 745-2159 

Mrs. Corena Meyer , Rt. 4, Bloomington, Illinois, 61701 

Mrs. Laura Marks, 4705 Lafayette Esplanade, 06, 456-1733 

Mr. and Mrs, Robert (Jeanne) Moore, 1123 Landes St, , Mt» Carmel, 

Illinois, 62863 

Mr, and Mrs. Don (Barbara) Short, 3714 S s Monroe, 06, 443-7903 
Mr. and Mrs, Emory (Dorotha) Parks, Rt, 5, Crawfordsville, Ind. , ^7933 

Mr, and Mrs, Romane (Harriet) Cole, 7511 Rose Ann Lane, 04 

432-9777 
Mr. and Mrs, Wendall (Darlene) Rose, 1910 King Arthus Drive, Decatur, 

Illinois, 62526 

Mr, and Mrs* Mark (Pauline) Snyder, 4709 Schaper Dr 9 06, 744-5423 
Mr. Edward Vanderveen, 1839 Michigan , N.E* 3 Grand Ravids* Michigan - 

495Q3 

Mr, and Mrs* Holland (Genevieve) Ripple,- 3405 Central 06, .564 
Mr, and Mrs, Don (Shirley) Ward, 515 h\ Walnut St., Mason City, 

Illinois, 62664 

Mr. and Mrs* Vincent (Connie) Wells, 735 Poplar St., 07 445-9952 

YOUTH__TEAM 

Mies Debbie Balys... Wendover, N,W. Grand Eavids. Michigan, 49503 

Mr, and Mrs* val) Taylor, 5215 Werling" Dr / 06, 447-2880 
Mr, Ronald Den Braber, 149 Langdon, N.E., Grand Rapids, 19503 

Mr, and Mrs. Charles (Mary Sue) Ludwig, 2722 Glencarin 05, 

483-3010 
Miss Sandy Den Braber, 149 Langdon, N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 

49503 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Helen) Williams, 6710 S* Calhoun St,, 07 

745-5549 
Miss Sue Den Braber, 149 Langdon, N,E», Grand Rcpids, Mich., 49503 

Mr, and Mrs* Ben (Val) Taylor, 5215 Werling Dr. 06, 447-2880 
Miss Joy Collins, Apt. C, 3235 Alton Ave M Indianapolis, Ind., 46204 

Mrs* Frances Eckert, 8619 Decatur Rd. 16, 447-2729 
Miss Porn Hoke, c/o Bank of Lee f s Summit, Lee ? s Summit, Missouri, 

64063 

Mr. and Mrs* Harold (Edna) Nordblom, 5319 S. Fairfield, 07, 

448-2011 
"Mr. Herb Kussmann, 2735 N. 48th Terrace, Kansas, City, Kan., 66104 

Mr. and Mrs, Jerry (Sandy) Zimmerman, 4223 Beaver 07, 744-5698 
Mr. Michael McPherren, 7700 Indiana Lake Road, Indianapolis, In, 46236 

Mr. and Mrs, Rufus Quinn, (Marguerite) 3916 Oak Park 05, 485-0107 
Miss Charlene Vanlier, 1623 Edgewood, S.E. Grand Rapids, Mich., 49503 

Mr. and Mrs. Herb (Kathlyn) Banet, 933 W. Oakdale, 07, 744-0486 



LAY WITNESS MISSION COMMITTEES 
Co-Chairmen: James F. Ruble and Margaret Love 

H ° USV ui^^nJT ^T and Ruth ° 9les p1us hostir, 9 families 
listed on pages 4 and 5. 

Food Committee: Nancy Wortley, Barbara Schrock, Judy Aker plus 

Delores Oyermeyer, Vee Parlette, Lavern Hunt, Doris Sauerwein, 
Sue Knuckles, Helen Clymore, Carol Overmeyer, Dorothy Iken- 
DGrry « 

Visitation Committee: Hugh Rice and Earl Plummer plus Mark 

Snyder, Rolland Ripple, Elaine Conradt, Virgil and Bernice 
Montgomery Ruf us Quinn, Walter Birkhold, Delmas Young, Earl 
Fusselman, Merle Rice, Arza Smith 

Welcome Committee: Fred and Rychie Smell, Homer and Hortense 
Stevenson plus Delmas Young, Irene Cline, Dorothy Merriman, 
Vaughn and Marvel Brinkley. * 

Youth^Cornmittte^Sany Cline plus Debbie Allen, Barbara Taylor, 

Attendance Committee: Jim Ruble, Ed Allen, Edna Vaught, Clair 

Schryver, Virgmia Bruckman, Rosemary Krull 
offees: Judy Church and Sara Davis plus hosts and hostesses 

nsted on page 7 
Transportation Committee: Floyd and Jennie Morrical plus Ed 

Allen, Sr, Ed Allen, Jr., Marvin Crouse, Jack Weicker, 

Jeff Young, Ron and Judy Aker, Betty Gerrard 
Publicity Committee: Bob Urich and John Thompson 
Correspondence Committee: Andrea Benny plus Sharon Fredericks 

Marilyn Rayl , Virginia Bruckman, Elsie Widler Penny Beach! ev 
Prayer Committee: Ralph Church and Ray Fredericks 'pi u Andy and 
. Joyce Crowe, Don and Judy Passwater 

cl'^UrZt c°rZHl ee: ^ ath1yn ^ anet plus Mir1ani Bix enman 
p„' ,d c «re Committee: Jeanne Gerow and Rosemary Krull 
Fol.ow Up committee: Ron Aker, Vincent and Connie Wells, Jim 
Ruble Margaret Love, Jeanne Gerow, Hugh Rice, Ray Fred- 



LAY WITNESS MISSION SOOK^Asi^W^fAGrWlElIo^nW^EL~" 

on W in e ii?r^ ment ,? f J ead u ±n8 t0 help the Weekend t0 co «i™e 
on in life is available through our book table which will 

s ell or order books as you desire. These are provided by 

our iT^^.u ^ UrCh ReneWal thr0U 8 h whom wp scheduled 
°Z ™ 1SS1 ° n * ^ Christian B °ard of Publication of the Christ- 

vib.2t r f ' t r f 6 AmerlCan Mble S ° Ciet ^ Readin S °f ^he 
vibrant faith and experience of others can be a growth stim- 

! ~ ' ■ ■ . J 



SATURDAY MORNING COFFEES AND COKE PARTIES 

Join in one of these groups meeting in homes— Go to a home to which 
du have been invited by phone or find a nearest home to participate. 
du are welcome at any of these homes! 



)STING 

srdis & Audrey Helmuth 
irry & Cheri Barnes 
irk & Rosemary Krull 

imes & Mary Anne Heiney 

.11 & Marge Lehman 

•ie & Marilyn McDougle 

m & Judy Passwater 

ibert & Inez Petty 

iy & Sharon Fredricks 

.le & Mimi Hunt 

pee & Ruth Stone 

.11 & Joann Franklin 

p. Ina Smith 

.orge & Sara Davis 

Iph & Judy Church 

rl & Penny Beachley 

m & Susan Knuckles 

bert & Beverly Hendricks 

Idred Hartman & Mildred 

Hutchison 
s« Ethel Lahmon 
n & Valetta Parlette 
uis & Anna "Chasar 
rgii & Bernice Montgomery 
mer & Hor tense Stevenson 
rl & Reba Fusselman 
ne & Eileen Klepfer 
a & Ruby Pomeroy 
rley & Ethel Powell 



ADDRESS 

1232 Fairfield 

1547 Knox 9 New Haven 

3466 S. Washington Rd. 

5712 Northridge 

4110 Huth Drive 

1109 N* Anthony Blvd. 

1819 Crescent Ave. 

3721 Kirkwood 

3430 Kewatin Ct. 

5322 Dial Rd e 

1408 Traders Crossing 

3615 Bowser 

4321 Champlain Dr« 

4610 Hessen Cassei Rd 9 

5126 War ling Dr. 

4128 Wayne Trace 

6112 Lawnsdowne 

7714 Kettering Dr. 

422 W. Oakdale Dr. 

223 W, Sherwood Terrace 

4006 Tacoma Ave 

6141 S* Calhoun 

716 Archer Ave* 

5022 Gardenview 

6309 Bluff ton Rd. 

■■^', ^" :,.. 

7611 Worth Dr, 

Rt. 1, Roanoke, 8624 Aboite Rd 



£E PARTIES FOR YOUTH: 

Liege & Career - Ed & Debbie Allen 306 £ s Maple Grove 

ades 11 & 12 - Cindy Hunt 1721 Shamrock 

ides 9 & 10 - Bill Urich 3315 Ivy League 

ades 7 & 8 At the church 

ldes 5 & 5 At the church 



PHONE 
743-4353 

493-2839 

432-6181 

432-5967 

432-3197 

429-6194 

422-5968 

484-4686 

493-1157 

485-3608 

637-6805 

456-8918 

744-4579 

446-7321 

447-5691 

447-6314 

444-8173 

447-3913 

745-1944 
745-9538 
456-5747 
744-0753 
427-7102 
747-5651 
747-5927 
747-3077 
747-9790 
672-2887 



745-4317 
747-6480 
748-7709 




Dear Members and Friends of First Christian: 

I wish to add my final word of endorsment and 
encouragement to our Lay Witness Mission. 

This particular program and this weekend be- 
comes the most special highlight of this current 
program year in the life of our church. Work and 
prayers have pointed us to this experience. It is 
impossible to program such a highlight in a con- 

part of it if you carhllTit!" 8111 " 13 '- mSiS ""^'^iss * 
We also are privileged to share in the gifts of our kl f- Mm 

contagious love and witnessing. l^Zr^TL^^^ 
L "hem the' , faffiil V ife > and home church responsibilities by gij. 

your J5. through \T ° f J™ attendance and attention. Let Go/tSch 
your life through these living incarnations of God's love. 

dreamfof Ihe^hurT t^f ^f^ in ° pen talk about ™e*8 and 

The Lay Witness Mission ?! 7 ^ T ° r ° Ut 1±VeS and our church - 
the deuthnfT Ml ssron is designed for people to find and to share 
the depth of joyous commitment to Christ as Lord of life. 

WitneL lna iission ^ ^ Cha ^ len 8 e vou to participate in our Lay 

Trade worSnThours STorST, " ^ ^^ * y ° U are ln Colle ^ 
as you can Cast second*™ t0 P*"" 1 ^ 6 in as much of the Mission 
sent ll*l* -lu Secondarv involvements aside so that you can be pre- 

"itV-T^Ln"^^^ r Friday night and then sha - « S- 

Pray for God ?„ J? Wh ° le weekend w ±th an open mind and life, 
your 1 2d fo U r £! fir' 'T and the MiSSi ° n for the benef " "f 
ready-come to the feast » r ^ , COn S re 8 ati ° n - "AH things are 
. t y the feast. Come and let God fill you where you need 



not 



I am looking for you— the doors 
■COME ! 



are open to all— reservations or 



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Fort Wayne i In<* 



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Volume XXX 




FIRST 

CHRISTIAN 

CHURCH 




TIDINGS 



HAROLD E. CLINE, EDITOR 



SECOND CLASS 

POSTAGE 

PAID 

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December 27, 1972 No. 64 

CHURCH CALENDAR 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 
8:30 A.M. Meditative Worship 
9:45 A.M. Church School 
11:00 A.M. Divine Worship 
7:00 P. M Celebration Worship 
MONDAY, JANUARY 1 



New Year f s Day - Church Office Closed 

TUESDAY t JANUARY P, 

9:00 A,M 9 Kepple Group, Mary 

Cook, 323 Oakdale 

7:30 P.M. World Outreach Committee 

7:30 P 6 M 9 Wel-Kum-All Group, Paul 

and Carol Dunham, Ossian 

WEDNESDAY. JANU/UUJl 

A.M. Spice Group j Audrey 

„ 4 „ £ 



FOCUS ON KEY 73 

The evangelistic mandate of the ch- 
urch will be highlighted as we end 

1972 and begin 1973, We are al- 
ready into the daily prayer at noon 
for Key 73 to confront eyery person 
of our continent with Christ during 
this new year. 

The sermons will qive a base for 
our participation: 

December 31 - !, The Time is Mow" 
John 4:1-42 



What I Have" 



Pis 



9:00 

Helmuth, 1232 Fairfield 

7;30 P M 9 Christian Ed 

Committee 



January 7 - "W 

Acts 3:1-10; 4:13-22 
an for Saturday night., January 6 



From 7:30 to 8:00 P fc M 



T 



:ation 



7:45 P.M. 



v. 



igdon Group, Kathlyn 



Eanet, 933 Oakdale 

'THURSDAY, JANUARY 4_ 

7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir Rehersal 

7:30 P.M. Brummel Group, Jeanne 

Gerow^ 4701 South Wayne 

8:00 P.M. Bible Study Group, Dean 

and Elsie Widler, 2124 Cheri Court 



a special 

a 1th in Action" program of Key 73 

This is being 

r 250 stations in the 

Invite 4 to 8 per- 

in your home to watch 



over Channel 33 
carried by over- 



US and Canadi 
sons to join 



and to discuss and to share. 

NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION WORSHIP 
/:00 P.M. - A participation 
PWorship experience of preparation 
for a new year. 



3:30 



SERVING DECEMBER 31 
Elders 
A a M 3 James Ruble and 



Gerow, W. Gumpp 9 C 



jvJiliiam Crcuse 

11:00 A.M. Robert Rayl and 

Larry Barnes 

7:00 P a M. Ralph Church 
Deacons 

8:30 A.M, R. Petty, D. Pom- 

eroy, J. Hechler, R. Ogles 

11:00 A.M. T Frappier, 0. Mc- 

Dougle, Eo Allen, W. Bowen, R. 

Cole, R 

Hetrick 

Deaconesses 

Judy Church and Margaret Love 
Ushers 

8:30 A.M. G. Bruckman, T. 

Banet, R. Flickinger, J. 
Kirsch, G. Hunt, M. Terry 
1 11:00 A.M. M. Heller, A. 
Cook, D. Allen, H. Stevenson, 
JR. Clifton, G 9 Bozarth, A. Smit h 

PERSONAL MENTION 

LN HOSPITALS : 

St. Joseph: 704 Mr. Orlie Conner 
Lutneran: 789 Mrs. Fern Rittell 
Panwiew: L617 Mrs, Joan Gumpp 
BIRTHS: PP 

To William and Nila Schilling, 
a daughter, Sue Ellen, born on 
12-18-72. 

To Daniel and Peggy Erickson, 
a son, Scott Daniel, born on 12- 

;.,, ln G£rman ^ Grandparents 
are Bill and Margaret Love 9 

^^^jToj^im^mm: 

Mrs, Fern Teeple was admitted 
to the Flinn Home in Marion on 
December 2 Her address is c /o 
Emily E. Flinn Home, 615 W. 12th 
St., Marion, Indiana, 46952 



; CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM: 
The Robert Hendricks Family 
The Andy Crowe Family 
The Bob Schrock Family 
Anita Fitch 
Mrs. Lena Runkle 
Bert and Margaret Leversee 
The Harold Nordblom Family 
The Jack Sauerwein Family 
Vada Tatman 

Leland and Mary Higgins 
Earl and Ruth Plummer 
Helen Clymore 
The Ross Nierman Family 
The Charles Hunt Family 
Mr. and Mrs. Merland Heller 
Opal Perkins 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mowery 
The George Davis Family 
The Russell Wortley Family 
Bill and Anna Taylor 
Chair Schryver and Family 
Mary Piatt 

The Robert Rayl Family 
John Heiney and Staff, the Allen 

County Welfare Department 
Paul and Carol Dunham 
The Al Schell Family 
The Culburtsons 
Jack and Betty Gerrard 
The Don Passwater Family 



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I^MhTtTeWe^T"'' 

To Mrs. Hazel Herndon in the 
death of her sister and Mrs 
Phyllis Seckler in the death of 
her mother— Mrs. Audrey Baldwin 
last we eke 

SOX AND MITTENS TO CLEVELAND HOME 

30 pairs of mittens, 23 pairs 
of soxs and 1 stocking cap were 
sent last week to the Cleveland 
Christian Home from our tree. 



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EMERGING SMALL GROUPS 



l«nH°f ^ imp ° rtant continuing aspects of church renewal across the 
land is the emergence and participation through small groups Itt 

Lay r Witner £* ■' be§inning *» *— "pedall? this fafl^L our 
Lay Witness Mission is impelling considerable more interest in this 
type of endeavor. The following lists are the core persons of 
groups whxch are quite open for others to join them. Call one of 
the persons or just go to the next group meeting which is announced 
with the group. These are open and desirous to have others join 
with them. J u 

MONDAY MORNING GROUP 

£ E3X £ £ > Share, Study, Group - Finishing a Bible Study and beginning 

"THE COMPANY OF THE COMMITTED" shortly - 10:00 A.M., Monday, 5anua-y 

8 at the church. Peggy Buskirk, Kathlyn Banet, Judy Church, Lois 

Finkhousen, Connie Merrill, Pauline Snyder, Fern Strole 

MONDAY AFTERNOON GROUP 

Prayer /'Share, .Study Group - 1:00-2:30 P M. on Monday, January 15. 

with Mrs, Margaret Love, -341 W 6 Maple Grove. Mary SueLudwig. Need' 

more ! 

MONDAY EVENING GROUPS: 

Wei-Rum-All Group - 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 2, with Paul and 

Carol Dunham, Ossian, Indiana* Larry and Cheri Barnes, Natalie 

Urich, Miriam Bixenman, Dorothy Ikenberry, Judy Ford, Helen Clymore, 

Mildred Hartman* 

Study Group No, 2 - Meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings 

Ron and Judy Aker 8 Jack and Doris Sauerwein 5 Don and Barbara Short, 

Russ and Nancy Wort ley 

_Study Group No, 3 - Time and place announced in TIDINGS calendar. 

Bob and Penny Beachley, Bob and Donna Johnson, Walter and Deloris 

Keebortz, Ben and Val Taylor, Jim and Deanna Ruble, 

WEDNESDAY EVENING GROUPS: 

Bible Study Group - 7:30 P.M., January 10, with Ron and Jeanne Gerow, 

4701 S e Wayne. Rose Jenkins, Janet Weicker, Don and Judi Passwater, 

Jerry and Sandy Zimmerman 

Prayer , Share and Study Group - 7:30 P.M., January 17, Vincent and 

Connie Wells, 735 Poplar. Sara Davis, Edna Nordblom, Evelyn Yeoman, 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON GROUP 

Prayer , Share and Study Group -1:30 P.M., Thursday, January 18 in the 

Church Parlor. Marge Lehman, Gretchen Chamberlain, Hazel Firestone, 

Florence Palmer, Sadie Kattas. 

Continued on page 4 



EMERGING SMALL GROUPS (continued from page 3) 

THURSDAY EVENING GROUP 

Bible Study or Book Study GrouD - 8 -Of) p m t / 

El^I Wid^rT"212A-ChiH^cr^ e rir»L ;!" *p 7 4 Wlth Dean and 
FRIDAY MORNING GROUP *" Rl "' Barbara Schr °ck 

Prayer. Share and Study Group - 10-00 A M v-r-ij* t 

SATURDAY MORNING GROUP 

Men's Breakfast GrouD - 7-00 a m <:-,»., —j 

P^lor~EdHYlT e n^ m ■ T ' Saturd ^> January 20 in the church 

P All«n, Sr., William Love, Jim Ruble and Dean Widler 

L^inra^ffan ^oSeT "" "" ^ M «* «"«* ha - been 
January^ They are es-clnf ^ f " meet f ° r the first duri »S 

»eet4 the gro y ups ar :iirh P 1 ^ t^ ZtlrAll ^relST" At ^ "»' 
disciplines, purpose re-nm--P= tr,A lu direction, group or personal 
materials c nceraiL erl f ,• " baSiC Rations. Helpful 

sources W r d d f \°v' 8 T P " 0rma£ ' and mailable re- 

THING IS--YOU ARE SviTED TO^n™ n^ r""' SeSS±ons - THE IMPORTANT 
the time and P i™ounced° ^1 f L^urLT^? " ^ 8 ° ^ 
church office, the host or hostess, T^^Z^^S™ " "» 

KEY 73 SPECIAL TO BE SHOWN JANUARY 6 

^^T^ZZ ^^ 5 n 3o ct P io S" wil c\ be shown in the Fo - 

gram, a news-magazine stvle document f s d °! Chatmel 33 = The P r °" 
the home and gives the fanHlv / Ys " desi § nea to be viewed in 

Portunity to talk aLsh^^hei^Lh^ 11 8 -°r ° f ^^ an °*~ 

Nine personE are used on thf m ? informal setting, 

Disciple layman, Judge James Noe"^ S « ttlT W^b^T ^ 1S ' 
Mansfield, a draftsman from Fort Wayne ^ a " i=J ^shmgton and Bob 

^^invite several couples into your home to view this program with 

SUNDAY CLOSES OUR GIVING FOR THE 1972 CALENDAR YEAR 

Sdvin !^TJTuri::V Und 7' DeCember 31 > Wii ™ countable for 1972 
church office so that i" IsrlTeZlT^l^ 8 ^^ ° r § et dt to the 
We would encourage all to It by 9: °° A ' M " T «sday, January 2. 

Centennial and Indiana peciaY™^ 2 . 8lVin8 /° r the Budget/our 
mas special day gift. P ec iai appeal giving, and for the Christ- 




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CHURCH i 
SATURDAY* DECEMBER_9_ 
1:00 P.M. Friendly Class, Goldie 

Schlatter f 926 

6:30 P.M. Pre 

Christmas Part 

SUNDAY* DECEME 

A.M* Meditative Worship 
Church School 
Divine Worship 
All Church Caroling 
LWM Afterglow 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 
10:00 A.M. Morning Study Group 

6:15 P.M. Fellowship Guild 

Dinner and Meeting 

7:30 P.M. Study Group #2 at 

the Don Shorts, 3714 S 6 Monroe 

7:30 P.M. Wel-Kum-All Study 

Group , Miriam Bixenman, 1810 

Chartwell 

TUESDAY* DECEMBER 12 



9:45 A.M 

11:00 A.M 

5:00 P.M 

7:00 P.M 



1:00 P.M. Gamboe Group s Hazel 
Crouse, 6502 S. Calhoun 
8:00 P.M* Montgomery Group, 
Judi Passwater, 1819 Crescent 

WEDNESDAY* DECEMBER 13 

6:30 P.M. Nelson Group Dinner 

Fellowship Hall 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 

7:30 P.M. Chancel Choir 




SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT-DECEMBER 10 

8:30 A.M, - Meditative Worship 
11 :00 A.M - Divine Worship 
Sermon: "Christ Alive In Me" 

Galations 2:20; II Corinthians 5 



14-21 
9:45 A, 
5:00 P, 



7:00 P.M. - 



Church School 
All of the church is 
invited to join the 
youth in Christmas 
Caroling 

Celebration Worship 
Lay Witness Mission 
Afterglow 



SERVING DECEMBER 10 
Elders 
8:30 A.M^ John Merrill and 

Merle Rice 
11:00 A.M. 



Rufus Quinn 
7-00 P.M. 



8:30 A. Mo 



C.rn 



Hugh Rice and 

Robert Rayl 
Deacons 
Ho Banet, ¥,, 



use, Do Andrew , M Grimm 
11:00 A.M. R 3 Hendricks. R. 



Petty, D 9 Pomeroy, J s Hechler, 
R s Ogles. T. Frappier, Or. 
McDougle, E a Allen 

Deaconesses 
Norma Andrew and Genevieve Ripple 

Ushers 

8:30 A.EL_ G e Bruckman, T. 
Banet, , Kirsch, R e Fliekinger, 
G a Hunt, M„ Terry 
11:00 A.M. M. Heller, A 



Cook, 



D 9 Allen, H. Stevenson, R. 
Cljjjton, G. Bozarth r A^jmith 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPTIALS: 

LUTHERAN: 784 Mr, Russell 
Wortley 

471 Mrs. Edith Black (Aboi 
493 Mr. Jack Phillips 
627 Mr. William Kerley 
Mr, James Heavin has been 
dismissed, 

PARKVIEW: 434 Mr, Chester 

Norton 

§L JOSEPH: 408 Mr. Orlie 
Conner 

433 Mr. David Hogg 
ICU Mrs. Emma Schell 
823 Mrs, Cora Thomas 



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CHRISTIAN READING-BUY A BOOK! 

Our book table will be available 
through next Sunday morning and ev- 
ening along the south wall of Fel- 
lowship Hall. An attendant will be 
on hand between Church School and 
Divine Worship and during the Cof- 
fee Hour. Also in the evening be- 
fore and after our Lay Witness 
Afterglow,, Consignments are on 
hand from the Institute of Church 
Renewal, the Christian Board of 
Publication, and the American Bible 
Society, Reading can enable us to 
expand our Christian understanding 
and experience through the writing 
of others . 



ADDITIONAL HOUSING HOSTING: 

Mr, and Mrs* Robert (Ruth) Ogles 
hosted Joe Ellis of the Standard 
Publishing Company who participated 
in our Lay Witness Mission as a 
step in the participation of the 
independent Christian Churches and 
Churches of Christ in this movement. 




Peanut Butter 

Empty Coffee Cans 

We really had a drain on food 

last week— we had 18 referrals. 

General stocking of all food 

items is needed. 



;hristmas caroling 

This year our CYF and Chi Rho 
jroups are inviting any who 
/ould like to go Christmas Carol- 
ing with them. We will go next 
Junday evening, leaving the Ch- 
irch promptly at 5:00 P*M We 
bill visit as many shut ins and 
Others as possible, returning 
iere by 7:00 in time for a yery 
informal Celebration Worship., 
service* There will be hot ch- 
lolate, coffee, and donuts to 
varm us as we return . The gr- 
)up plans to travel by bus and/ 
)r car* Will you join us for 
fun, fellowship, and "the pure 
joy of sharing Christmas with 
Ithers? 

Jill YOU SHARE A LOAF OF BREAD? 
Again this year the Martin 
Luther King Self Help Center has 
*sked us to help them provide 
.food for those who pay a nominal 
Fee and receive their Christmas 
groceries, and in this manner do 
pot feel the humiliation of re- 
peiving total charity. Me have 
been asked to provide 200 loaves 
bf bread. Each of the next two 
(Sundays there will be cans on 
the window outside the Church 
pffice, the one across from the 
Chapel, in the Narthex, and on 
the coffee table at the coffee 
hour for you to deposit any gift 
■bf money to help purchase this 
pread. The committee, headed by 
Bom Frappier, has felt that it 
would be easier for us to con- 
tribute money and the committee 



SOCK AND MITTEN TREE 

Again this year, our Church 
School classes will be decorating 
a Christmas tree with socks and 
mittens for our Cleveland Christian 
Home. Anyone desiring to contri- 
bute a pair of sox or mittens is 
asked to bring them one of the next 
two Sundays and place them on the 
tree in Fellowship Hall. Child- 
ren's Classes will use this as a 
special Christmas project and it is 
suggested that we insure a variety 
of sizes by asking children to 
bring sox or mittens in the size 
they themselves wear 

CHRISTMAS CARD TREE 

Again this year the World Out- 
reach Committee, with Helen Clymore 
as chairman, Is sponsoring a Christ- 
mas Card Tree within our Church 
Family . It is suggested that each 
family bring one signed Christmas 
Card to the Church, along with a 
gift of money they have saved by 
doing this instead of sending in- 
dividual cards to friends in the 
church. These cards will all be 
hung on the tree in the Narthex for 
all to see, and the names of those 
sending the cards will be listed in 
TIDINGS, that all may know that you 
have, indeed, sent them a greeting. 
Proceeds from this plan will be 
divided equally between the Cleve- 
land Children's Home and the Emily 
Flinn Home in Marion. 



to purchase the bread, thus being 
able to get a price on the bread 
and to get it fresh that day* 



"SOMETHING HAPPENED" - LAY WITNESS MISSION i 

The richness of our in-church retreat led by 46 guests is now hisi 
tory, Various exclamations express some of the mood, "Contagious lovj 
and joy was among us." "A seed was planted, the fullness cannot yet b| 
evaluated." "It began for me when I prayed in the Chapel during th| 
Chain of Prayer." "My cup is full and running over." "I have neve 
felt so full and so drained at the same time," "It was not all so ter- 
ribly dramatic." "I have tried it my way and I have failed...! hav 
turned it back over to God." "You f ve got to love people, and let ther 
love you," "I may have looked like I was breaking down, but I was 
really breaking up inside/ 1 "I felt hands on me, and it felt like Goo 
was touching me." "I felt so full and so loved o" "Today, I walkec 
away with a negative attitude. I came tonight to understand, . J nevei 
really knew you* „ 6 You had your hearts in it." "I have felt tonight 
as much of God f s Spirit speaking through you as I felt in any of those 
who came from elsewhere/" "I found a new Christ; I thought I knew hiir 
but never like this." 

Thanks for all who worked to make this weekends Thanks for the 
large participation— 375 Friday evening; 450 in Coffees and Coke par- 
ties; near 300 in luncheons; 250 Saturday night; 509 in Sunday Morning 
Worships; 268 in Church School; 260 in Sunday noon luncheon; and 146 on 
Sunday evening. Above all, Praise God for his working! Thanks to 
those who came among us as guests. 

As we move on, may we invite your continuation in these special 
ways beyond the personal experiences and changes i 

1. Feel free to write any comments, experiences, or evaluations to 
be shared on our bulletin board. These may be signed or anon- 
ymous . Share from any letters received from others so a bit may 
be typed and put on the bulletin board. Mail to church, drop in 
offering plate s leave in Pastor 1 s slot in hall, or hand to Pas- 
tor. 
2* If you are interested in continuing groups, sign one of the 
forms which will be mailed this week and will be a bulletin in- 
sert for each of the next two Sundays. 
3. If you wish to participate on a Lay Witness team in another ch- 
urch, contact the Pastor. We will be offering training exper- 
iences for our people to share with others. 

Praise God for what fire has started. "Love is something if you 
give it away." "That's how it is with God's love once you've exper- 
ienced it; You spread his love to everyone; You want to pass it on." 

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FRIDAY ? DECEMBER IS 
8:00 P.M. Chi Rho Party 
SU NDAY s DECEMBER 17 
1730 A.M. Meditative Worship 
9s 45 A.M* Church School 
11:00 A 6 Me Divine Worship 
5:30 P., Me Christmas Carol 

Family Night 
7:30 P.M. 6.M.S-. Class Party, 

Don Shorts, 3714 S s Monroe 
MONDAY, DECE MBER 18 
1:30 P M« LWM Follow Thru 

Committee 
WESDA1 3 DECEMBER. 19 

30 P.M. (M Special Christmas 

Meeting and Program 

30 ?J 6 Chancel Choir Rehersal 

30 PJ, Property Committee 



CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 

11:00 P.M., December 24 
NEW YEAR'S EVE WORSHIP 
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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT-DECEMBER 17 

In spite of ice and cold, 398 
shared in our worships last Sunday 
to praise God, Join us for worship 
at 8:30 or 11:00 A.M. centering in 

on closing 
00 during 
ly Night. 



communion or thecommun 
in the evening after 71 
our Christmas Carol Rami 




5:30 P.M. - Light pitch-in Supper 
and special Christmas Program cli- 
maxed with Birthday celebration 
and the Eucharist. Program involv- 
ing children. 



8:30 



SERVING DECEMBER 17 

Elders 
A.M. Ralph Church and 



Eugene Klepfer 
1:00 A.M. Bert Leversee and 



Andrew Cook 
7:00 P.M. 



8:30 A.M 



R. Gerow, W 
11:00 A.M. 



Larry Barnes 

Deacons 
W 8 Bowen, R. Cole, 

Gumpp 
C. Hetrick, A.E. 
R. Johnson, W. 

Moore, T. Ogles, 



Huddles ton, 
Koehlinger, V 
R. Russell 

Deaconesses 
Norma Andrew and Genevieve Ripple 

Ushers 
8:30 A.M. G. Bruckman, T. Banet 
J. Kirsch, R. Flickinger, G. 
Hunt, M. Terry 

11:00 A.M. M. Heller, A. Cook, 
D. Allen, H. Stevenson, R. Clif- 
ton, G. Bo zarth r A. Smith 



PERSONAL MENTION 
IN HOSPITALS: 

St. Joseph : ICU Mr. Orlie Conner 
562-1 Mrs. Emma Schell 
823 Mrs. Cora Thomas 
Lutheran : 672 Mr. Willis Van- 
Alstine 

M-211 Mr. Russ Wortley 
SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED. 

To Mrs. Delores Overmeyer and 
family in the death of her bro- 
ther, James Badders, this past 
weekend. 

To Jerry Zimmerman and family 
in the death of his grandfather 
in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday. 
FAREWELL TO HENDRICKS LOVES: 

This family was recognized 
Sunday prior to their move to: 
6732 27th Place East 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74129 
We wish them God's blessing in 
their new location. 



RESPONSE TO INVITATION: 

CLINT THOMAS CROWE. kill Inns- 
bruck, the son of Mr. and Mrs. An- 
drew Crowe, made his confession of 
faith and was baptized into Christ 
during Divine Worship on Sunday. 
Clint is a fifth grader at Harris 
School and plays the trumpet and 
the piano. He also likes to play 
football. We welcome the commit- 
ment of Clint to Christ and pray 
for relationship and growth in him. 

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO CHURCH FAMILY 
ON CHRISTMAS CARD TREE 

Ethel Allen 

Harold & Ruby Cline & Family 

William & Myrtle DeVinney 

Ray, Sharon & Diane Fredericks 

Earl & Reba Fusselman 

Clarence & Blanche Hetrick 

Carl, Arlene, Laura, Karen, Janice, 

& Brenda Lazzaro 
Carl & Mildred Linn 
John & Connie Merrill 
Dorothy Merriman 
Lona Miller 
Vern & Gladys Moore 
Hugh & Gwynth Rice 
Homer & Hortense Stevenson 
Elna Taylor 

Jack & Janet Weicker & Family 
Troy & Evelyn Yeoman 

ADDRESSES OF FORMER SENIOR PASTORS: 
Rev. and Mrs. Franklin McGuire 
702 Portland Drive 
Lexington, Kentucky, 40503 

Rev. and Mrs. George E. Wascovich 
3040 Silva Pine Trail 
Atlanta, Georgia, 30330 

Rev. and Mrs. Barton Johnson 
3908 Lori Drive, Apt. C-7 
Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018 



SIGNIFICANT ISSUES FROM CHURCH BOARD MEETING OF DECEMBER 5, 1972 

A motion stemming from the Evangelism Committee was made by Ron Gerow 
that we proceed with the Noon Call to Prayer and the Covenant Sunday of . 
Key 73. The interpretive bulletin inserts are being used throughout 
December. This was approved. A sub-committee is going to give special 
impetus for Key 73 planning. 

A motion of appreciation was passed unanimously tdrrecognize the 
leadership and service given the church by Hendricks and Mary Love, who 
are moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

The treasurers report was filed. Even though our giving is slightly 
more than last year, we have a deep concern for budget income. 
Budgeted Needs for July-November $40,023.06 

Actual Giving for July-November 32,829.37 

7,193.69 
This shortage in giving has caused us to try to limit spending where- 
ever possible. Thus we are far short in outreach. Spending has only 
exceeded income by $1,163.84 since July 1, yet our total Budget deficit 
is $2,201.77. These facts point the need for generous and extra giving 
during December as we come to the close of 1972. We recognixe that some 
are giving to full potential. We need every dollar — ten dollars — hun- 
dred dollars — or thousand dollars which can be given for the glory of 
Christ this month. 

Harold Crowder reported on special Christmas worship opportunities 
and decorations. The Advent Wreath was made and hung by Floyd Morrical, 
Harold Crowder, Jerry Zimmerman, and George Bruckman. The trees and 
roping were placed by Virgil Montgomery, Earl Fusselman, Harold Crowder, 
and Rolland Ripple. Special Christmas decorations are being cared for 
as follows: Parlor Mantel - William Caldwells; Parlor Coffee Table - 
Stacey Ogles; Chapel - Tom Frappiers; Hall Window outside Chapel - Jim 
Rubles and James Heineys; Basement Stair Window - Marge Lehman; Narthex 
North - Max Finkhousens; Narthex Center - Gertrude Heavin; Narthex South 
Margaret Jenkins; Classrooms - teachers and pupils involved. Mrs. Ruth 
Ogles enlisted these special decorations. 

Written comments were made on the Lay Witness Mission. Chairman Hugh 
D, Rice wrote: "Though I had read the introductory material, I still 
did not know the depth of challenge that lay in store. I was deeply 
impressed by the dedication of those with whom I was closely associated. 
The program brought much meaning to most people who have talked with me 
concerning what it held for them. I feel it will be a source from which 
we will continue to draw strength. The whole value is in the road ahead 
as we give way in our lives it it." 



:STMAS CAROL FAMILY NIGHT 
A light pitch- In supper will 
be shared m our Fellowship Hall 
at 5:30 !\,M e next Sunday even- 
ing. Bring sandwiches, salads, 
or desserts and table service. 

This night of December 17th, 
is for Christmas fun and fellow- 
ship for all our members and 
friends. There is a strong ac- 
cent on our children who will 
share in the carol singing, The 
Junior Choir will sing. Fun and 
festivities are included* 

Dr. Cline will lead a closing 
worship including a birthday- 
celebration and communion since 
this evening includes our Cele- 
bration Worship, 

To focus Christmas sharing 
for others, all have been asked 
to bring either Toys for Tots or 
Food for our Pantry. 

CHI RHO CHRISTMAS PARTY 

The Chi Rho Fellowship will 
have a Christmas party at the 
home of the sponsors, Mr. and 
Mrs, Ben Taylor, 5215 Werling 
Drive from 8:00 - 11:00 P 9 M. 
this Friday, December 15, We 
will have a taffy pull and there 
will be a 2e gift exchange, so 
please bring a 2c gift, boys 
buying for boys, girls for girls. 

SOCK AND MITTEN TREE 

Already our tree in Fellow- 
ship Hall has begun to sprout 
sox and mittens! These will be 
sent to the Cleveland Children's 
Home for Christmas. It is sug- 
gested that boys and girls in 
our Church School bring sox or 
mittens in their own size, thus 
insuring a variety of sizes. — 



CHRISTMAS CARD TREE 

You are invited to send or bring 
one Christmas card to the church 
for all your church friends instead 
of sending individual cards. In- 
cluded in the card should be a gift 
of money saved from card purchase 
and postage. These cards will be 
hung on the tree in the Narthex for 
all to see and the names of the 
senders will be listed in TIDINGS 
so that all may know that you have 
indeed sent them a card. The money 
will be equally divided between the 
Emily Flinn Home at Marion and the 
Cleveland Children's Home as an 
oyer and above gift at Christmas 
time. Notice greetings already re- 
ceived listed on page 2. 

BREAD FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTER 
There are cans on the window 
sills and in the Narthex for you to 
place your gift in them to purchase 
200 loaves of bread for the Martin 
Luther King Center. This is a pro- 
ject in which First Christian Ch- 
urch has participated for several 
years, giving a variety of items. 
At the Martin Luther King Center, 
needy persons are invited to secure 
their holiday groceries. They pay 
a small fee ($3 o 00) which goes to- 
ward the purchase of their meat and 
receive their needed groceries. In 
this way, they have not suffered 
the humiliation of receiving com- 
plete charity. Please place your 
gift of money in the cans or send 
it to the church by next Sunday, 
marking it "Martin Luther King Cen- 
ter . " 

Youth and adult s are also invited 

to join in and bring sox and mitten 
for this tree. Bring your items on 
Sunday. 






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CHURCH CALENDAR 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 

8:00 P.M." CYF Party, Miriam 

Bixenman, 1810 Chartwell 
SUNDA^JDECEMBER 24 
8:30 A,M 8 Meditative Worship 
9:45 A.M e Church School 
11:00 A 9 M 9 Divine Worship 
11:00 P.M. Candlelight 

Christmas Eve Service 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 
6:30 P M. College and Career 

Holiday Dinner , Hall ? s Gas 

House 
7:00 - 9:00 ?M. Choir Holiday 

Open House , Don Pariettes 1 , 

4006 Tacoma, (Choir Rehersal 

there) 
F RIDAl [^DE CEMBER 29 




WORSHIPS MARK BIRTH OF CHRIST 
December 24, 1972 

8:30 A.M. - Meditative Worship 
Sermon: "Glorifying and Prais- 
ing God" 
Communion - Quiet Worship 

11:00 A.M. - Divine Worship 

Our Bell Choir, Chancel Choir, 
and Youth Choir will lead this 
musical service* Communion, 
Sermonette, Wreath lighting, 
and offering are intwined in 
the hour* 

11:00 P a M - Candle! ighting Christ- 
mas Eve Worship - Chancel and 
Youth Choirs - College and Career 
Youth - Candlel ighting Climax. 
Communion will be available in 
the Chapel preceding and after 
this service for those absent in 
the morning hours since there is 
no 7:00 P.M. Celebration Worship. 




30 A.M. 
Cecil Rice 
11:00 A.M. 



SERVING decembeiTm 

Elders 

Glenn Miller and 



and Harold Crowder 
Deacons 
8:30 A.M 



William Schilling 




A. Mowery, 
11:00 A.M. 



M 6 Grouse 9 D 
R. Henricks 



Cole, P Yentes, 
? Laughlin 
Timbrook, M 6 
Johns, H. Banet, 

Andrew, M, Grimm, 



Deaconesses 
Judy Church and Margaret Love 

Ushers 
illO^A^M^ G s Bruckman, T. 
Banet, J. Kirsch, R, Flickin- 
ger, G. Hunt, M. Terry 
IIl22J^L M. Heller, A, Cook, 
|H. Stevenson, R Clifton, D G 

PERSONAL MENTION • 
IN HOSPTIALS: 
St. Joseph: 549 Mrs. Emma Sohell 

704 Mr. Orlie Conner 
Lutheran: 789 Mrs. Fern Rittel 

671 Mr. Willis VanAlstine 

M-211 Mr, Russ Wortley 
DEATH OF MEMBER: 

Mrs. Hazel Bundy, a member, 
died last Wednesday in the Masonic 
Home at Franklin, Indiana, She 
had entered the Home three years 
ago, and her husband died there 
two years ago e 
THANKS: 

Thanks to Sara Davis, Natalie 
Urich, and Jerry Zimmerman who 
planned and worked on our program 
last Sunday evening. Fellowship, 
fun, and warm love seemed to be 
present. 

OFFICE CLOSED: The Church Office 
will be closed on Christmas Day 
and Tuesday morning, the 26th. 



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM.: 
Don and Barbara Short 
Robert and Maude Donohue 
Mrs, Maurice Cook 
Mary Wagner 

The Ron Flickinger Family 
Irene Cline 
Alpha Piercy 
Paul and Grace Truby 
Virgil and Bernice Montgomery 
L.A 8 and Pauline Horn 
Kenneth and Ruby Edwards 
Henry and Ethel Flowers 
Floyd and Jennie Morrical 
Edna Vaught 

James and Esther Go ins 
Dorothy Ikenberry 
The James Ruble Family 
The Albert Egly Family 
The Michael Terry Family 
The Merle Grimm Family 
Andy Cook 
Roxy Wunderlich 
Paul and Fern Kenline 
Robert and Esther Clipp 
Mrs e Iva Imbody 
Harold and Colyn Crowder 
Ralph and Jessie Keller 
The William Franklin Family 
Dean and Elsie Widler 
Janie and Steve Taulbee 
The Clair Buskirk Family 
Rufus and Margerite Quinn 
The Ted Bryan Family 
Jack and Judy Boyd 
The Tom Frappier Family 
The Ralph Church Family 
The Mark Krull Family 
Vaughn and Marvel Brickley 
The Charles Ludwig Family 
Glenn and Lola Miller 
Walter and Ethel Birkhold 
The Merle Rice Family 
The George Bruckman Family 
The William Benny Family 
The Ben Taylor Family 
(continued, page 4) 




The Christmas Story is the account of 
God giving his Son to the world out 
of his love. Giving is expressed in 
many ways in the Christmas Season. 
Much giving needs to be through the 
life of the church for its enabling 
work for Christ in several ways: 

1. CHURCH BUDGET GIVING: Because of 
giving shortages, our church needs 
every available dollar to undergird 
its current life, program and out- 
reach, We believe that our church is 
worothy of the support of every member 
and friend* Our basic budget is the 
financial lifeline of our church. It 
needs both regular and special giving 
consideration 



2* CENTENNIAL AMD INDIANA APPEAL GIVING: This is giving to pay bor- 
rowed money for $18^000 of building improvements during our Centen- 
nial year, $15^000 which we gave to complete a room at our Fiinn Home 
for aged In Marion^ and $27^000 for capital outreach projects of our 
Indiana churches. Giving must be marked for this special over-and- 
above covering three years • We anticipate going over $30,000 at the 
end of the first year! 



3. SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFERING FOR OUTREACH: Special envelopes and 
the total Church School offering is put together for others through 
world outreach. Be giving in this special Christmas offering you be- 
come a part of the following ministries: 

The Mvision of Social and Health Services of the Christian Church 
which cares for our National Benevelent Home Centers for children and 
youth and 12 Home Centers for aging, plus doing work enabling these 
and other ministries through research and planning, management ser- 
vice, and service to congregations. 

The Division jof Homeland Ministries of the Christian Church - This 
section of the United Christian Missionary Society administers home 
mission witness at All People's Christian Center-Los Angeles, Hazel 
Green Academy in Kentucky, Inman Christian Center in Texas, and 
Yakima Indian Christian Mission plus giving program guidance for our 
congregations in Education, Fellowships, Evangelism, Membership, Wor- 
ship and Community Service. 



CHRISTMAS SUNDAY WORSHIP : 

1 look forward to Christmas Eve 
Sunday Worships. Each service 
will be different and I thrill at 
plans. The Meditative Worship 
will be the only preaching ser- 
vice* Our Choirs will be leading 
our Divine Worship in the main. 
The Choir will lead a segment of 
our Christmas Eve Worship, These 
College and Career youth — Ed Allen 
Jr , Bruce Lehman , Becky Buskirk 5 
Jim Taylor , Debbie Allen, Barbara 
Love f Mary Jenkins, Marlene Crouse 
and others will be leading in the 
service s 1 get goose-bumps when I 
ponder the closing Candlelighting 
dramatization of Christ's birth. 
See you Sunday! Come, and bring 
guests and friends I 

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

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Miriam Bixenman 
Ed Allen , Jr. 
The Bob Beachley Family 
The Fred Jenkins Family 
Mr e and Mrs* Bethel Breedon 
The Jim Eeiney Family 
Ina G. Smith 
Mr. and Mrs, John Broom 
The David Griggs Family 
The Charles Newman Family 
The Mel Evans Family 
Terry and Mary King 
Mr. and Mrs* Harvey Smelser 
The Ron Aker Family 
The Fred Richardson Family 
The Ron Gerow Family 




GREETINGS 




We sense a joy and fulfillment in seeking to facilitate the 
experience and expression of the love of Christ through our 
daily work on the church staff. This ministry was born at 
Christmas time with the coming of the Christ Child. We 
salute you in love and our warm greetings as we celebrate 
the birth of Christ and the entrance into a new year. 
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. 





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